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Alberta Court of Justice: Chief Justice Appointment – Justice James A. Hunter

Effective September 1, 2023, Justice James A. Hunter has been appointed chief justice of the Alberta Court of Justice.  Chief Justice Hunter takes over from the Chief Justice Derek G. ...
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Family LawUpdates in Law

Expansion to the Family and Divorce Filing Service – Court of King’s Bench of Alberta

The Court of King’s Bench of Alberta has recently announced further expansion of the King’s Bench Family and Divorce Filing Digital Service (“FDS”) to every judicial centre in Alberta. Effective ...
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Updates in Law

Digital Document Delivery System – Court of King’s Bench of Alberta

The Court of King’s Bench of Alberta has recently announced the launch of a digital document delivery project as part of the Court Case Management (“CCM”) system. This pilot program, ...
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Community NewsUpdates in Law

Alberta Judicial Appointments Announced

Judicial appointments in the province of Alberta are announced today by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. It is with great honour that we recognize many names ...
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Business LawCivil Litigation

Justice Statutes Amendment Act Introduces Several Changes to Alberta’s Legislations

On December 15, 2022, the Justice Statutes Amendment Act (“the Act”) received royal assent, updating the Legislative Assembly Amendment Act, the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act, the Provincial Court (Civil Claims Limit) ...
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Business LawCivil Litigation

Updates to Alberta’s Court Commercial Case Management (“CCM”) Process

The Court of King’s Bench of Alberta has recently announced an update to the Commercial Case Management (“CCM”) application. Effective March 2, 2023, the application will now allow counsel to ...
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Specialized Areas of LawUpdates in Law

Updates to Immigration Student Permit Holders

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) announced a temporary lift on the cap for the number of hours that post-secondary students are allowed to work off-campus during the academic ...
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Updates in Law

Abolishment of the Law of Adverse Possession in Alberta

The Property Rights Statues Amendment Act, 2022 (“the Act”) has introduced key updates to the Law of Property Act, the Land Titles Act and the Limitations Act. The Act has ...
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Updates in Law

The Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act

On December 15, 2022, the Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act received Royal Assent and came into force. The Act was proposed by UCP leader, Danielle Smith, and the ...
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Updates in LawWills and Estates

New Trustee Act

The revamped Trustee Act will come into force on February 1, 2023. Lawyers practicing in wills and estates will need to understand the impacts of the new legislation and how it will ...
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