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COVID-19 and Bar Admission Ceremonies

Mar 13, 2020

To help contain the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench is limiting Bar Admission ceremonies and implementing social distancing measures in Court proceedings. This directive is effective immediately:

Requirements for Ceremonies Scheduled Between March 16-31, 2020

Attendees will be limited to 50 people or less.

Requirements for Ceremonies Scheduled April 1, 2020-June 26, 2020

Attendees will be further limited to immediate family and close friends. Ceremonies will be limited to a brief application for admission to the Alberta Bar from Counsel; and the administration of the Oath of a Barrister and Solicitor. Ceremonies will be scheduled on an as-needed basis, before any presiding Justice, with priority being given to after essential Court hearings.