News & Announcements

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  • Notice to the Profession & Public Regarding Courts' Responses to Covid-19 Pandemic

    Mar 23, 2020
    COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is having widespread effects. Given recent events, the Courts are striving to maintain core court operations while safeguarding public health and safety. Our actions have been, and will be, guided by the advice of public health authorities. In particular, Court operations have been significantly affected by the Premier of Alberta’s declaration on March 17th of a Public Health Emergency, by absenteeism due to self-isolation measures, child care issues and other circumstances and by the public’s need to ensure social distancing, avoid public gatherings and stay home where possible. In response, each Court has made public announcements regarding steps taken to address current challenges. That has included suspension of in-person hearings in certain circumstances. Certain cases have been, and will be, adjourned indefinitely or to a future date for hearing. Others will, until further notice, continue to be heard although on a much-reduced basis or in a different manner.
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  • COVID-19: Extension of Suspension of Sittings

    Mar 20, 2020
    To help contain the spread of COVID-19, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench will continue to limit hearings to emergency or urgent matters only. A list of emergency and urgent matters is set out in Appendix C to the Court’s Master Order #2 of March 20, 2020
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  • COVID-19: A Message from the Chief Justice of Canada

    Mar 18, 2020
    A message from the Chief Justice of Canada, The Right Honourable Richard Wagner, C.P.
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  • COVID-19: Suspension of Sittings

    Mar 15, 2020
    To help contain the spread of COVID-19, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench is limiting hearings to emergency or urgent matters only.
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  • COVID-19 and Court Proceedings with Hearing Lists

    Mar 13, 2020
    To help contain the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench is implementing social distancing measures in Chambers, Criminal Appearance/Arraignment Court and other Court proceedings with hearing lists.
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  • COVID-19 and Bar Admission Ceremonies

    Mar 13, 2020
    To help contain the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench is limiting Bar Admission ceremonies and implementing social distancing measures in Court proceedings. This directive is effective immediately:
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  • Suspension of Upcoming Jury Trials and Jury Selection

    Mar 13, 2020
    To help contain the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench is temporarily suspending all upcoming jury trials and jury selection. This suspension is effective immediately until May 31, 2020 or further notice from the Court; and applies to all jury trials and jury selections that have not yet commenced in Court.
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  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

    Mar 12, 2020
    Alberta is experiencing an increase in cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is anticipated that the virus will continue to spread. The Court is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely, with a view to being prepared in the event of a disruption to court operations at court locations or a declaration by the provincial or federal government that impacts our court operations.
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  • Profile on The Honourable Justice Michael Kraus

    Mar 9, 2020
    A profile on The Honourable Justice Michael Kraus, Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta.
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  • Oral Applications without Notice (Ex Parte Applications) and Consent Orders in Calgary Civil & Family Justice Chambers

    Mar 6, 2020
    Oral Applications without Notice (formerly known as Ex Parte Applications) and Consent Orders, which have traditionally been heard at the start of Family and Civil Justice Chambers, have become so numerous in Calgary that they are impacting negatively on the time to hear matters on the Justice Chambers lists.
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