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Announcement from Resolution & Court Administration Services (RCAS): Email Filing of Court Documents

Mar 23, 2020

An enhanced email filing system for court documents for all QB judicial centres is now available to Alberta lawyers. 

Effective March 24, 2020, law firms and lawyers with existing fax filing accounts or law firms and lawyers wishing to open a fax filing account are now permitted to file documents in their local judicial centre.  This will help limit the number of people coming into courthouses throughout the province and allow lawyers to better manage remote working arrangements. 

Current Fax Filing Agreements will remain in effect but will be interpreted to allow for use of this email filing procedure. 

Email addresses for each judicial centre are listed below.

You must still include the current fax filing request page with the documents that are being sent. A copy of the fax filing request page can be located at https://www.albertacourts.ca/qb/areas-of-law/civil/forms.

What can be filed by email:

All documents that are currently being fax filed can be filed via email utilizing your current fax filing account.

Email filing of criminal documents will now be allowed. Any criminal document where the Court does not require an original may be filed via email.

Please provide an email address for return of your documents.

Sending an email:

When sending your email, please ensure you are sending your document to the appropriate court location. 

Please ensure the subject of each email conforms with the following naming convention: 

AREA OF COURT (IN CAPS) – File Number (if known) - Type of Document

Possible Areas of Court:

  • CIVIL FILING

  • CRIMINAL FILING

  • SURROGATE FILING

  • BANKRUPTCY FILING

  • DIVORCE FILING

  • ADOPTION FILING

  • FAMILY FILING

  • ACCOUNTING FILING

  • EXHIBIT FILING 

Example: CIVIL FILING  –  2001-123456 – Statement of Defence

For Emergency Applications: 

  • EMERGENCY CIVIL
  • EMERGENCY FAMILY
  • EMERGENCY CRIMINAL
  • EMERGENCY COMMERCIAL

For Criminal Voir Dires in Writing:

CRIMINAL VOIR DIRE (IN CAPS) – File Number – Location

Example: CRIMINAL VOIR DIRE – 2013-123445 – Edmonton
 

Processing time and filed dates:

Your document will be electronically stamped with the date it is received, though processing times may vary depending on volume. If your document is received after 4:00 PM, it will be stamped for the following business day.

Payment of Fees:

Regular filing fees will apply.  The fee for fax or email filings in respect of the $1 per page requirement between March 24, 2020 and May 1, 2020 will be capped at $20. Please note this capping of fees applies only to the per page charge of fax or email filing and does not apply to regular filing fees such as Statements of Claim, Statements of Defence.

Rejected Documents:

As in the normal course, you will be charged normal fax filing fees for documents that are rejected, with a $20 cap on the per page requirement from March 24, 2020 to May 1, 2020.

Judicial Centre Emails

Judicial  Email
Peace River QBfiling.PeaceRiver@just.gov.ab.ca
Fort McMurray QBfiling.FortMcMurray@just.gov.ab.ca
Grande Prairie QBfiling.GrandePrairie@just.gov.ab.ca
St. Paul QBfiling.StPaul@just.gov.ab.ca
Edmonton QBfiling.Edmonton@just.gov.ab.ca
Wetaskiwin QBfiling.Wetaskiwin@just.gov.ab.ca
Red Deer QBfiling.RedDeer@just.gov.ab.ca
Calgary QBfiling.Calgary@just.gov.ab.ca
Lethbridge QBfiling.Lethbridge@just.gov.ab.ca
Medicine Hat QBfiling.MedicineHat@just.gov.ab.ca
Drumheller QBfiling.Drumheller@just.gov.ab.ca

Contacts for Setting up a Fax Filing Account

Contact emails are included below for those who do not have an existing Fax Filing Agreement, or any questions related to filing. 

Judicial Centre Contact Name Email
Peace River Shelley Shumik peaq@just.gov.ab.ca
Fort McMurray Michelle Reagen michelle.reagen@gov.ab.ca
Grande Prairie Pauline Frank pauline.frank@gov.ab.ca
St. Paul Terry Chamberland terry.chamberland@gov.ab.ca
Edmonton Ivan Guiterrez edmontonqb.faxfiling@gov.ab.ca
Wetaskiwin Laurisa Vogt laurisa.vogt@gov.ab.ca
Red Deer Kimberly Bishop kimberly.bishop@gov.ab.ca
Calgary Cici Yu QBAdminAssistant.Calgary@csadm.just.gov.ab.ca
Lethbridge Darla Hartigan Bookings.Lethbridge@gov.ab.ca
Medicine Hat Sara Clark sara.clark@gov.ab.ca
Drumheller Cici Yu QBAdminAssistant.Calgary@csadm.just.gov.ab.ca