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URGENT: Alberta Provincial Court and Court of Appeal Covid Closures

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

Per the Provincial Court:

Non-urgent family matters set to be heard after March 17, 2020 will be adjourned for ten weeks from the scheduled court date. The Court website will be updated regularly to provide information regarding rescheduling, which will be 10 weeks from the date of your scheduled court appearance or the next court date thereafter.

The following matters are considered urgent and will be heard by the court:
  • matters with statutory limitations or deadlines;

  • where there is the risk of violence or immediate harm to one of the parties or the child;

  • where there is risk of removal of a child;

  • apprehension orders;

  • Initial Custody Hearings,
    first appearance after apprehension, and
    mandatory reviews or show causes under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, Protection of Children Abusing Drugs Act, Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act, Mandatory Drug Testing and Disclosure Act, and Mental Health Act;

  • warrants; and

  • emergency protection orders.


Family Pre-Trial Conferences, Child Protection Case Management Meetings and Judicial Dispute Resolutions will be conducted by telephone unless adjourned.

Any Child Protection Hearing where the parties have consented to a return, Supervision order, Temporary Guardianship Order or Permanent Guardianship Order will occur on an as-needed basis.

More ABPC information: https://albertacourts.ca/pc/resources/announcements//covid-19-pandemic-planning-for-the-scheduling-of-matters

The Court of Appeal wins the award for most tech-savvy court. Applications and appeal hearings will essentially be heard by videoconferencing or telephone.

More ABCA information: https://albertacourts.ca/ca/publications/announcements/notice---covid-19


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