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Friday , 25 September 2020

Alberta courts limiting services due to COVID-19

Effective immediately, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Appeal are limiting services to essential and urgent functions due to COVID-19, the provincial government announced on Wednesday.

Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench

Hearings are limited to emergency or urgent matters only
Learn more: https://www.albertacourts.ca/…/covid-19-suspension-of-sitti…

Provincial Court of Alberta

  • Limiting all regular operations
  • If you have a family, civil, criminal court or a Provincial Offences/traffic court appearance, you do not need to attend UNLESS the matter is an in-custody or urgent criminal matter or an urgent family or child protection order.
  • All Traffic Courts are closed
  • No members of the public will be allowed unless they are required (counsel, parties, witnesses, media)
  • Learn more: https://www.albertacourts.ca/pc/home

Alberta Court of Appeal

  • Only persons necessary (counsel, litigants, media) should attend court.
  • Filing deadlines have not changed.
  • The Court’s Case Management Officers remain available to consider requests for extensions, fiats and other administrative directions.
  • Learn more: https://albertacourts.ca/…/…/announcements/notice—covid-19

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.