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URGENT: Covid Court Closures

Ken Proudman - Arbitration Calendar
Barr Picard Law (Alberta. Joined 2017)

The Alberta Court of Queen's Bench is limiting hearings to specified emergency or urgent matters only.

All family law matters between March 16 and March 27, 2020 are canceled and either adjourned sine die or must be rescheduled.

If your matter is one of the below specified emergency or urgent matters, phone numbers for scheduling are set out in the announcement.
  • Orders where there is a risk of violence or immediate harm to one of the parties or a child.

  • Orders where there is a risk of removal of a child from the jurisdiction.

  • Emergency Protection Order reviews.

  • Orders relating to the pandemic, including quarantine orders.

  • Injunctions, where there is prima facie urgency, including refusal of treatment/end of life matters.

  • Civil Restraining Orders.

  • Preservation Orders.

  • Urgent Orders in the nature of habeas corpus, certiorari, mandamus and prohibition.

  • Urgent Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Orders.

  • Anton Piller or Mareva-type injunctions.

  • Freezing Orders.


Otherwise, new bookings will not occur until March 30, 2020.

Rumour is the Provincial Court will be following suit soon.

Need to have your matter decided sooner but don't fit within one of the exceptions? Consider Family Law Arbitration!

More information: https://www.albertacourts.ca/qb/resources/announcements/covid-19-suspension-of-sittings/


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