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  • Filing Procedure: Judicial Review of Saferoads Decisions

    Jun 27, 2022
    Effective immediately, a new filing procedure is in effect for applications for the Judicial Review of decisions from the Alberta SafeRoads tribunal, including stay applications. This new filing procedure replaces the Court’s “SafeRoads Alberta Accelerated Review Procedure” announcement, dated July 9, 2021.
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  • Retirement Profile of the Honourable Justice Donna L. Shelley

    Jun 24, 2022
    A Retirement Profile of the Honourable Justice Donna L. Shelley.
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  • Surrogate Reform Announcement - Amendments to Surrogate Rules and Forms - Proof of Death

    Jun 16, 2022
    This Announcement clarifies how Surrogate Rules apply to applications made through the Surrogate Digital Service (SDS). A copy of a death certificate or funeral director’s statement of death will be accepted as proof of death on applications for a grant.
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  • Surrogate Reform Announcement - Amendments to Surrogate Rules and Forms - Use of NC Forms

    Jun 14, 2022
    Effective June 15, 2022, applications for most grants typically issued in connection with surrogate matters will require completion of new Grant Application (GA) forms. Order in Council 356/2021, available on the Alberta Queen’s Printer website, amends the Surrogate Rules effective June 15, 2022 by, among other things, repealing the Non-contentious (NC) Forms and replacing them with the GA forms.
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  • Revised Family Practice Note 6 - Effective July 1, 2022

    Jun 7, 2022
    A revised Court of Queen’s Bench Family Practice Note 6, providing additional clarity and direction in respect of inter-jurisdictional child custody and inter-jurisdictional parental abduction applications, will come into effect on July 1, 2022.
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  • UPDATED: Extension of the Cap on Email Filing Fees To October 31, 2022

    Jun 6, 2022
    Court of Queen’s Bench Administration has extended the cap on email, digital and fax filing fees until October 31, 2022. In addition to regular filing fees, documents that are filed digitally, by email or by fax will be charged at the rate of $1 per page, capped to a maximum of $20.
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  • Online Gladue Report Request/ Demande en ligne de rapport Gladue

    May 18, 2022
    The Alberta Courts are piloting a system for completing Gladue Report Request forms through an online portal. Les tribunaux de l’Alberta lancent un projet pilote constitué d’un processus permettant de faire une demande en ligne de rapport Gladue.
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  • Launch of the Surrogate Digital Service

    May 16, 2022
    Effective June 15, 2022, Alberta lawyers will be able to file applications for certain types of grants in surrogate matters using the online Surrogate Digital Service (SDS). An instruction page for the use of SDS, including a list of key dates for counsel, is now available, here: https://surrogate.alberta.ca/.
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  • New Court Information Access Guide for Alberta

    May 6, 2022
    The Court of Appeal of Alberta, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, and Provincial Court of Alberta, have released a new Court Information Access Guide for Alberta. The CIAGA replaces the former Alberta Courts Public and Media Access Guide and applies to all proceedings in the Alberta courts. Lawyers, members of the public, and media wanting to access court information should familiarize themselves with the new CIAGA.
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  • AMENDMENTS TO SURROGATE RULES AND FORMS - SURROGATE DIGITAL SERVICE

    Apr 25, 2022
    Effective June 15, 2022, applications for most grants typically issued in connection with surrogate matters will require completion of new Grant Application (GA) forms. Members of the Law Society of Alberta will also be permitted to apply for certain types of grants using an electronic system called the Surrogate Digital Service. For further details, please refer to the full announcement.
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