October 29, 2020
Submissions for the “My Experience” Project Close on Friday

Remote Court Library Services
All Alberta Law Libraries are open for in-person visitors. You can find your nearest library location here.

For lawyers unable to get to a library, you can access a number of their resources remotely, including:

  • Canadian Environmental Law Guide
  • Directors Liability in Canada
  • Emond’s Criminal Law Series
  • HeinOnline
  • ICLR Online
  • Irwin Law Titles
  • Rangefindr
  • vLex Justis

Additional eResources to those listed above can be accessed within the libraries, including both WestlawNext Canada (Family Source, Criminal Source and the 34 ProView titles listed here) and LexisAdvance Quicklaw Fundamentals.

Anyone unable to access a local library or those interested in learning more about available library services, including customized legal research, document delivery and legal research instruction, should visit the Alberta Law Libraries website or email LawLibrary@just.gov.ab.ca
Provincial Court of Alberta Announcements

In response to rising case counts of COVID-19 across the province, Alberta’s court system is asking people to hit the brakes if they’re thinking of heading to a courthouse to deal with a traffic ticket.

The Office of The Chief Judge has released revised guidelines for traffic court which require all parties to communicate by phone or by email with the applicable court house. All traffic fines can be paid online without a service fee at www.fines.alberta.ca.

“We take the health and safety of all participants in Alberta’s justice system seriously,” Chief Judge Derek G. Redman said. “Alberta’s courts have been responsive and efficient in responding to the pandemic. We are continuing to innovate, and to ensure that Albertans have access.”

Those who must deal with the courts should do so by phone, mail or email until they are advised to attend in person. Full and updated information about dealing with traffic court during the pandemic can be found here.

The Provincial Court of Alberta is pleased to welcome two new Justices of the Peace: Cathryn Duxbury and D. Nicole Dumaresque. 
Court of Queen's Bench Notice to Profession and Public

Effective immediately, Family Practice Note 9 – Intake, Resolution and Caseflow Management – Calgary and Red Deer – will remain in effect in Calgary only.