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  • Upcoming Jury Selection Cancellations

    May 13, 2021
    Due to heightened Covid-19 restrictions, certain upcoming jury selections have been cancelled. For further details, please refer to the full announcement.
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  • Notice of Re-Election, Consent to Re-Elect - form / L'Avis de nouveau choix, le Consentement au nouveau choix - formule

    May 12, 2021
    A Notice of Re-Election from Judge and Jury to Judge Alone Criminal Trial and Consent to Re-Election Form is now available on the Court's Criminal webpage / L'Avis de nouveau choix quant au mode de procès d'un procès criminel devant juge et jury à un procès devant juge seul, ainsi que le Consentement au nouveau choix, sont désormais disponibles sur la page Web de la Cour sous l'onglet "Criminal".
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  • COVID-19 - Increased Access to Remote and Desk Processes

    May 11, 2021
    Further to the Court's Announcement of May 5, 2021 and its Master Order of May 7, 2021, Counsel and parties should be aware that the Court is directing additional judicial resources to desk applications and remote hearings. Counsel and parties are encouraged to utilize the increased access to remote and desk processes in civil, family, and surrogate matters.
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  • Notice of Changes to Scheduling an EPO and other Protection Order Oral Hearings (EVV) - Edmonton

    May 10, 2021
    Due to the continuing pandemic and the need to reduce the number of people attending EVV Hearings in person at the same time, the process for EVV Oral Hearings has been changed. For further details, please refer to the full announcement.
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  • Criminal Bail Release Form of Order

    May 10, 2021
    A Court of Queen's Bench Criminal Bail Release Form of Order is now available for Counsel and Court use. For further details, please refer to the full announcement.
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  • Notice to the Profession and Public

    May 7, 2021
    Masks must be worn by anyone entering a courthouse in accordance with the attached Notice dated July 3, 2020 subject to the exceptions noted therein.
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  • Profile on the Honourable Justice Vaughan Hartigan

    May 7, 2021
    A profile on The Honourable Justice Vaughan Hartigan, Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta.
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  • COVID-19: Master Order #5 / COVID-19 - ORDONNANCE DIRECTRICE No 5

    May 7, 2021
    Further to the Court's Announcement of May 5, 2021, the Court is taking additional steps to reduce in-person attendance at courthouses for the period of May 10 to May 28, 2021, per Master Order #5. / À la suite de l'annonce de la Cour faite le 5 mai 2021, la Cour prend des mesures supplémentaires afin de réduire la présence en personne dans les palais de justice pour la période du 10 mai au 28 mai 2021, et ce, conformément à l'ordonnance directrice No 5.
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  • COVID-19: Additional Measures to Limit Traffic at Court Facilities

    May 5, 2021
    On May 4, 2021, the Alberta Government announced Province-wide restrictions to protect the health system and slow the spread of COVID-19. In light of the increasing case counts, rise in variants, the ongoing risk to Justice participants, and the increased difficulties in having counsel, parties and witnesses attend in Court, restrictions are now in place for the weeks of May 10, 2021, May 17, 2021, and May 24, 2021.
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  • Calgary Review and Assessment Office - Staff Shortage

    May 4, 2021
    Effective immediately and until further notice, due to staffing shortages, all inquiries relating to the Calgary Review and Assessment Office should be directed to the Edmonton Office at ReviewOffice.Edmonton@albertacourts.ca. As a result of this shortage, you may experience a delay in response time and we thank you for your patience in advance.
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