News & Announcements

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  • Notice to the Profession & Public: Inquiries about the Status of Reserved Decisions

    Sep 2, 2020
    the Court of Queen’s Bench has decided to implement a process as recommended in K.G.K. by which inquiries can be made by counsel or self-represented parties about the status of a reserved decision in all areas of the law. Counsel or self-represented parties wishing to inquire about the status of a reserved decision of a Justice or Master may do so by writing to the Chief Justice.
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  • Changes to Family & Civil Case Management

    Aug 31, 2020
    With the implementation of Family Docket Court in Calgary and Edmonton, and in accordance with the new responsibilities assigned to Case Management Counsel (CMC) (now referred to as Resolution Counsel or RC), the Court is making a number of changes to the way it conducts case management.
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  • Offsite Criminal Jury Selections and Trials

    Aug 20, 2020
    Shortly after the March 15, 2020 suspension of regular operations at the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, the Government of Alberta, in conjunction with the Court, conducted a comprehensive assessment of court facilities in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. That assessment revealed that, across the province, courtrooms and jury retiring rooms, with very few exceptions, are too small to accommodate juries and abide by physical distancing directives of Alberta Health Services. Therefore, until further notice, jury selections and jury trials in the Judicial Centres of Edmonton and Calgary will be held offiste.
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  • Instructions and Etiquette Guide for Online Hearings for Counsel, Parties, Media and the Public

    Aug 20, 2020
    During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as the Court prepares for post-pandemic operations, a number of proceedings will continue to be conducted via online videoconference (Online Hearings). Counsel, parties, witnesses, the media and the public are expected to review and comply with the general guidelines found in the Instructions and Etiquette Guide for Online Hearings, which is located on the Court of Queen's Bench website. For additional information, please refer to the full announcement.
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  • Extension of Trial Triage Booking into Fall Sittings

    Aug 10, 2020
    The Court is extending the Trial Triage Booking Announcement into the Fall Sitting from September 8 to December 18, 2020 for Family, Civil and Commercial short trials and full day specials . Priority will continue to be given to 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.In Edmonton, additional priority will be given to urgent trials, as there are fewer available slots.
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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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  • Announcement from Resolution & Court Administration Services (RCAS): New Email Filing Procedures

    Jul 27, 2020
    Law firms, lawyers and court runners with existing charge account agreements or those lawyers and runners wishing to open a charge account agreement are permitted to file documents in all judicial centres through email. For filing details, please refer to the full announcement.
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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) https://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/rules2010/Rules_vol_1.pdf .
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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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