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Consultation: Proposed new filing deadlines for Edmonton Master’s Specials – Feedback Desired on Pilot Project

May 9, 2018

In an effort to respond to lead time issues in scheduling Edmonton Masters Specials, the Court is considering new deadlines for filing materials:

Proposed new filing deadlines for Edmonton Master’s Specials – Pilot Project

  • Applicant's application, brief and authorities - 2 weeks following the booking date (also known as the “triggering” date)
  • Respondent's brief and authorities - 4 weeks following the triggering date
  • Cross-application, brief and authorities - 6 weeks following the triggering date
  • Cross-Respondent's brief and authorities - 7 weeks following the triggering date

Any further information/materials shall only be filed with leave of the Court.

The Court may strike applications or impose other consequences for failing to meet deadline requirements, unless a filed order adjusting deadlines has been provided to the Masters’ Office prior to the deadline in question.

The aim of the new deadlines is to promote the early exchange of information between parties to foster resolution or ensure party readiness for a hearing. By placing deadlines for filing materials at the front end of proceedings, the Court may re-schedule slots when matters resolve or are struck for failing to meet deadline requirements.

The Court invites feedback on the proposed new deadlines prior to piloting. Feedback may be provided in writing to Laurie.Traverse@albertacourts.ca by June 8, 2018.