News & Announcements

Below is an archive of the announcements released by the Court. Subscribe to the mailing list to receive notifications via e-mail when new Court of Queen's Bench announcements are posted.

 

  • Launch of Family Docket Court in Calgary and Edmonton

    May 13, 2020
    Effective May 13, 2020, the Court will be implementing a Family Docket Court in Calgary and Edmonton. All family matters must first be scheduled in Family Docket Court before any other Court process can be scheduled. It is anticipated that the first sittings of the Family Docket Court will occur in the week of May 18, 2020.
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  • Electronic Without Notice Applications - Masters Jurisdiction

    May 11, 2020
    The Court is now processing electronic Without Notice Applications before a Master in Chambers province-wide in accordance with the following procedures.
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  • Notice to the Profession & Public: Family Applications with Written Argument

    May 8, 2020
    Effective immediately, in cases where each party is represented by a lawyer, family applications that are too complex for a Simple Desk Application process may be made by desk application with written argument.
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  • Notice to the Profession & Public: Family Law Simple Desk Application Process

    May 8, 2020
    Effective immediately, in family law matters, desk applications may be made to the Court for simple applications (defined as those matters set out in the Application List below). There is a limit of two (2) issues per application.
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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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