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Notice to the Profession & Public - New Family Practice Note 2 - Family Chambers

Aug 24, 2015

Effective October 1, 2015, a new version of Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta Family Practice Note 2 will come into effect. The new Family Practice Note 2 is located under the Family Practice Notes tab on the Court of Queen’s Bench website, at:

https://albertacourts.ca/court-of-queens-bench/practice-notes

The new Family Practice Note 2 sets out procedures for scheduling applications and cross-applications in Family Chambers and describes the materials that parties must file in these applications. It sets out filing deadlines for Special Chambers applications and procedures for obtaining leave for the filing of additional materials, for the presentation of oral evidence, and for adjournments and the filing of Orders.

Appendices to Family Practice Note 2 set out the appropriate filing venues for FamilyChambers applications in each judicial centre; filing deadlines for Special Chambers applications; and a list of leading family law decisions.

If a party fails to comply with Family Practice Note 2, the Court Coordinator, Chambers clerk or equivalent may remove the application from the schedule, or the presiding Justice may refuse to hear the application or may award costs against the offending party.