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COVID-19: Court Schedule for the Weeks of January 18 and 25, 2021

Jan 15, 2021

It has been determined that it is possible to proceed with all matters currently scheduled in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta for the weeks of January 18 and January 25, 2021. Counsel and parties are advised to be aware of the following, in respect of hearings scheduled for those weeks.

I. Matters Requiring Oral Evidence

All Trials and other hearings involving witnesses who are required to give oral evidence will proceed in person, at the appropriate courthouse.

Any request to have a witness give oral evidence by videoconference must be made to either Chief Justice Moreau or Associate Chief Justice Nielsen.

II. All Other Matters Scheduled for the Weeks of January 18 and January 25, 2021:

All other matters, ie. all matters not requiring oral evidence, will be heard remotely. Parties and Counsel are directed to the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta website for instructions on the conduct of remote proceedings.

III. Booking of New Matters

The booking of new Civil, Family and Commercial Trials, and lengthy Specials, was suspended until January 15, 2021. In order to ensure that those matters which were adjourned commencing November 30, 2020 are rescheduled on a priority basis, the booking of new Civil, Family and Commercial Trials, and lengthy Specials will continue to be suspended until January 29, 2021.

IV. Rescheduling of Adjourned Matters

The rescheduling of all matters that were adjourned during the weeks of November 30, December 7, 14, 21, 2020 and January 4 and 11, 2021, shall be done by contacting the Court Coordinators and on the following booking priority basis:

Booking Date

Date of Adjournment

January 18 & 19, 2021

Matters adjourned during the week of November 30, 2020

January 20 & 21, 2021

Matters adjourned during the week of December 7, 2020 or prior

January 22, 2021

Matters adjourned during the week of December 14, 2020 or prior

January 25 & 26, 2021

Matters adjourned during the week of December 21, 2020 or prior

January 27 & 28, 2021

Matters adjourned during the week of January 4, 2021 or prior

January 29, 2021

Matters adjourned during the week of January 11, 2021 or prior