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  • Notice to the Profession & Public: Desk Applications for Notices to Disclose

    May 8, 2020
    Effective immediately, a party requesting financial disclosure under Rule 12.41 of the Alberta Rules of Court will use a desk application process to obtain a Disclosure Order if the other party fails to complete disclosure in response to the Notice to Disclose.
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  • May 2020 Pandemic Operations Rosters

    May 5, 2020
    To assist with scheduling, the Court is releasing the Roster Justices sitting in May 2020. Scheduling does not change; please continue to follow the appropriate protocol.
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  • Launch of Criminal Summary Disposition Court

    May 5, 2020
    The Court is now hearing Summary Dispositions via Webex in cases where all parties agree to proceed in this manner. Requests for a Summary Disposition Hearing must be made by completing the Summary Disposition Hearing Request Form online. The Court is continuing to follow the Hub model for these hearings – please ensure you select the correct Hub for the Judicial Centre the file is located in. The Justice will appear remotely from the Hub location but the file will remain in its original jurisdiction and it will be clerked there.
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  • COVID-19 and Bar Admission Ceremonies

    Apr 30, 2020
    Individuals who are eligible and wish to seek admission to the Bar of Alberta are asked to apply through the Court's Emergency/Urgent Hearing Request online form, available here: https://www.albertacourts.ca/qb/court-operations-schedules/urgent
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  • Legal Aid Alberta Assistance with Emergency Protection Order Review Hearings

    Apr 29, 2020
    Legal Aid Alberta is providing legal assistance to parties to Court of Queen's Bench Emergency Protection Order Review hearings remotely. See the Legal Aid Alberta announcement, and important information for Applicants and Respondents, at this link: https://www.legalaid.ab.ca/Pages/default.aspx
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  • Extension of the Cap on Email and Fax Filing Fees

    Apr 28, 2020
    Court of Queen’s Bench Administration has extended the cap on email and fax filing fees until June 30th. In addition to regular filing fees, documents that are filed via email or fax will be charged at the rate of $1 per page, capped to a maximum of $20.
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  • COVID-19: Amendments to Master Order #3

    Apr 23, 2020
    The Court has made minor amendments to clarify its Master Order #3, which sets out limitations on hearings and modified processes as a result of COVID-19.
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  • COVID-19: Extension of Suspension of Hearings – Master Order #3

    Apr 21, 2020
    To help contain the spread of COVID-19, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench will extend its limitation of hearings to emergency and urgent matters only to May 31, 2020, and the adjournment of criminal jury trials and jury selections to September 8, 2020, per the Court’s Master Order #3 of April 21, 2020.
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  • Undertaking and Agreement for Non-Lawyers

    Apr 14, 2020
    In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Court is conducting an increased number of hearings by videoconference or audioconference. To protect the integrity of Court proceedings, parties participating in a videoconference or audioconference hearing must sign the Undertaking and Agreement of Non-Lawyer posted to the Court’s website at: https://www.albertacourts.ca/qb/resources/media, and return a signed copy via email to: CommunicationsOfficer.qb@albertacourts.ca or via facsimile to: (403) 297-8625.
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  • Changes to the Surrogate Rules and the Wills and Succession Act

    Apr 14, 2020
    The Surrogate Rules and the Wills and Succession Act are amended. These amendments are reflected in: (a) Surrogate Rules Amendment Regulation (AR 37/2020) (“Regulation”); and (b) Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2014, SA chapter 13, section 13(13) (“Act”).
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