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  • Edmonton Law Courts - Power Outage Update - Sittings for January 30, 2023

    Jan 29, 2023
    Disruption to some Court of King’s Bench hearings in Edmonton as a result of ongoing power issues in the South Tower of the Edmonton Law Courts will continue into the week of January 30. Counsel and parties are advised to continue to monitor the Court of King’s Bench website for further updates. Please refer to the full announcement for additional details.
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  • Edmonton Law Courts - Power Outage Update - Sittings for January 27, 2023

    Jan 26, 2023
    Edmonton Law Courts – Power Outage Update – Sittings for January 27, 2023 Disruption to some Court of King’s Bench hearings in Edmonton as a result of ongoing power issues in the South Tower of the Edmonton Law Courts will continue into the week of January 30. Counsel and parties are advised to continue to monitor the Court of King’s Bench website for further updates. Please refer to the full announcement for additional details.
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  • Profile on The Honourable Justice Sherry Kachur

    Jan 16, 2023
    A profile on The Honourable Justice Sherry Kachur, Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta.
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  • UPDATE - Edmonton Law Courts – Power Outage

    Jan 9, 2023
    The South Tower of the Edmonton Law Courts was evacuated at 2:45 pm on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, as a result of a power outage. Investigation and repair work undertaken by Alberta Infrastructure remain underway. As of January 9, 2023, the South Tower of the Edmonton Law Courts remains closed. Power to portions of the South Tower is being restored for January 10, which will allow for the return of some matters to South Tower courtrooms. For further details, please refer to the full announcement.
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  • Edmonton Law Courts – Power Outage

    Jan 4, 2023
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  • Announcement from Court & Justice Services (CJS): King's Bench Christmas Closure & Filings Dec 24, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023 inclusive

    Dec 19, 2022
    The Court of King's Bench Clerk's Office will be closed for Christmas Closure from December 24, 2022 through January 2, 2023, inclusive. The Clerk's Office will not be accepting e-mail filings during the Christmas Closure, and similarly courthouses will not be open to allow access to filing drop boxes or the counters. Filing should be provided to the Clerks' office by 4 pm on December 23, whether through email or drop box.
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  • Judicial Dispute Resolution - Booking Civil and Family JDR

    Dec 14, 2022
    Judicial Dispute Resolution Booking Procedures: Calgary & Edmonton Spring Term (January to June 2023)
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  • New King's Bench General Practice Notes 1-4 - Effective January 1, 2023

    Dec 8, 2022
    The Court of King’s Bench is consolidating, clarifying and re-issuing its practice directives, in an effort to make them easier to find and understand. As part of this project, a number of directives contained in Notices to Profession and Public are being re-issued in the form of new Practice Notes. Court of King’s Bench General Practice Notes 1 – 4 will come into effect January 1, 2023.
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  • Court of King's Bench 2022 Holiday Closure

    Dec 6, 2022
    The Court of King’s Bench will be closed on December 24, 2022 through January 2, 2023. On December 29, and 30, 2022 a Justice will be available in Edmonton to hear any emergency matters during this time.
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  • Limited Release of King's Bench Family and Divorce Filing Digital Service to Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer and Lethbridge

    Dec 6, 2022
    The King's Bench Family and Divorce Filing Digital Service is now available in the Judicial Centres of Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, and Lethbridge. The Family and Divorce Filing Digital Service allows lawyers and legal assistants to file desk divorce application packages with and without children, Statement of Claim for Divorce, and Pleadings. This service is available to lawyers/legal assistants only. This announcement does not apply to filings made by self-represented litigants.
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