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  • Resumption of Criminal Jury Selections and Criminal Jury Trials - September 8, 2020

    Aug 6, 2020
    Criminal jury selections and jury trials will resume at the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, effective September 8, 2020. To ensure the safety of everyone involved, jury selections and jury trials will be, for the most part, be held offsite, in twelve locations across Alberta.
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  • Profile on The Honourable Justice Susan Bercov

    Jul 30, 2020
    A profile on The Honourable Justice Susan Bercov, Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta.
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  • Fax Filing Under ARC 13.41(2)(c)

    Jul 27, 2020
    Effective September 1, 2020 The Clerk of the Court will only accept filing by electronic mail (email), and will no longer accept filing by fax, as an authorized means under Alberta Rules of Court 13.41(2)(c) .
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  • Edmonton Review Office - Partial Closure

    Jul 24, 2020
    Effective immediately and until August 17, 2020, due to staffing shortages, the Edmonton Review Office will be closed for administrative inquiries (i.e. in-person/telephone/email inquiries and new bookings)
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  • Family Docket Court - Edmonton and Calgary - New Start Time

    Jul 24, 2020
    Effective August 4, 2020, Family Docket Court in Edmonton and Calgary will commence at 9:30 a.m. to enable more matters to be heard by the presiding triage Justice.
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  • Restorative Justice Committee - Communique

    Jul 14, 2020
    The Court of Queen’s Bench has launched a Restorative Justice Committee to study the possibility of creating a referral process for appropriate court matters to a restorative justice process (RJ).
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  • Suspension of the Emergency/Urgent Hearing Request Process

    Jul 10, 2020
    With the relaunch of Court sittings province-wide, the Emergency/Urgent Hearing Request process is now suspended. All parties are directed to the Court's Remote Regular (morning) Chambers announcement to schedule a Chambers application.
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  • Guidelines for Documents filed by Email or Digital Upload

    Jul 8, 2020
    To facilitate the effective receipt, handling, management and use of these documents by Court staff and the judiciary, the Court has prepared the guidelines, applicable to all documents filed by email or digital upload. All counsel and parties are expected to comply with these Guidelines to the greatest extent permitted by their technological resources.
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  • Trial Triage Booking - July and August 2020

    Jul 7, 2020
    While the Announcement of May 22, 2020 related to slots being made available for short (5 days or less) judge alone Criminal trials, in the event the available trial slots are not filled, the Court will offer these slots to Summary Conviction Appeals for Criminal Code offences, short Family, Civil and Commercial trials or other Family, Civil and Commercial matters via Webex video and in-person, in COVID-safe courtrooms. Priority will be given to Summary Conviction Appeals, Family, Civil and Commercial trials and matters scheduled to be heard between March 16 and June 26, 2020, and adjourned pursuant to the Court’s Master Orders due to the pandemic.
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  • Notice to the Profession & Public - Wearing Masks in Courthouses

    Jul 6, 2020
    To enhance safe access to Alberta courthouses, effective July 6, 2020, all persons entering a courthouse in Alberta shall be required to wear a face mask while in any public area of the courthouse subject to the exceptions outlined in this announcement.
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