News & Announcements

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  • Electronic Without Notice Desk Applications - Family Matters

    Jun 20, 2020
    The Court is now processing electronic Without Notice Applications in Family matters, based on urgency.
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  • Remote Half Day Civil, Masters and Family Special Chambers - Province-wide

    Jun 19, 2020
    Effective June 24, 2020, the Court will commence scheduling half day Special Justice, Family and Masters Chambers applications remotely via Webex video and audio in Edmonton, Calgary and Regional locations.
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  • COVID-19 Update: Bookings for Reviews and Assessments

    Jun 15, 2020
    The Calgary and Edmonton Review Offices are now booking appointments for review and assessment hearings by telephone. Where possible, priority for telephone hearings will be given to reviews and assessments that were adjourned pursuant to the Court’s COVID-19 Master Orders.
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  • Remote Bar Admissions

    Jun 15, 2020
    Given the current restrictions on congregations and courtrooms, the Court will continue to conduct Bar Admissions remotely. Effective immediately, Bar Admissions will be conducted via Webex, which will allow a student's family and friends to attend via Webex link.
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  • Celebrating The Retirement of The Honourable Justice Scott Brooker

    Jun 5, 2020
    Celebrating The Retirement of The Honourable Justice Scott Brooker With Alberta's First Ever Virtual Swearing-Out Ceremony
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  • Criminal Appearance Court and Rescheduling Criminal Matters - Province-wide

    Jun 4, 2020
    The Court of Queen’s Bench will resume Criminal Appearance Court (“CAC”) province wide commencing June 5, 2020 via Webex with regular CAC dates listed in the Court Calendar and those added in the Master Orders. Booking priority will be given on CAC lists in June to September 4, 2020 to in-custody matters, trials that were Jordan-threatened prior to the pandemic and trial adjournments from March 16 to June 26, 2020.
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  • Non-Binding Judicial Dispute Resolutions (JDRs) / Family Early Intervention Case Conferences (EICCs)

    Jun 4, 2020
    Over June, July and August the Court will hear non-binding JDRs and Family EICCs. For JDRs, all parties must be represented by Counsel and all Counsel must agree to proceed with the JDR remotely via Webex video and audio. For Family EICCs, all parties must agree to proceed with the EICC remotely via Webex video and audio. Priority will be given to JDRs and Family EICCs that were scheduled for a hearing between March 16 and June 26 and cancelled pursuant to the Court's Master Orders during the pandemic.
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  • Criminal Voir Dires in Writing

    Jun 1, 2020
    Effective immediately, where the accused is represented by Counsel and where Crown and Defence Counsel consent to waive the conduct of an oral hearing and cross-examination on affidavit evidence, voir dires or other pre-trial applications involving Criminal Code offences (excepting cases involving ss. 276/278 of the Criminal Code which contain specific hearing requirements) may be submitted to the Court with affidavit evidence and written argument (along with an electronic copy of video tape in the case of a s. 715.1 voir dire) to be considered by way of desk application.
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  • Remote Regular Chambers/Duty - Province-Wide

    May 28, 2020
    Effective June 3 2020, the Court will commence hearing regular Justice, Family and Masters Chambers applications (with an anticipated length of 20 minutes or less) remotely via Webex video and audio.
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  • With Notice Desk Application Process - Civil Justice Chambers

    May 25, 2020
    Effective immediately, in cases where each party is represented by Counsel, with notice applications that would otherwise be heard in Justice Chambers (including Special Chambers) may be submitted to the Court by desk application with written argument.
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