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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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In this issue:
Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta - Notice to the Profession
Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta - Notice to the Profession
Hand to Hand Fundraiser - Assist
Alberta Law Day

Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta - Notice to the Profession

Summer Sittings Pilot Project

The Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta is continuing its pilot project for summer trial sittings in Calgary and Edmonton. Commencing immediately, the Civil and Criminal Court Coordinators will have the ability to schedule one non-jury criminal and civil trial per week, that are not expected to take longer than 5 days, in the period of June 30, 2014 to August 29, 2014.

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Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta - Notice to the Profession

Template Oral Hearing Order

Effective immediately the Template Oral Hearing Order (attached) will be the basis for hearings where oral evidence is heard, except for trials under Part 8 of the Rules and oral hearings for Emergency Protection Orders, which will be heard, in the normal case, on dates set for those hearings.

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Hand to Hand Fundraiser - Assist

Save the Date
Fundraising Dinner in support of Assist (Alberta Lawyers’ Assistance Society)
Keynote Speaker: Senator Romeo Dallaire, retired Lieutenant-General and celebrated humanitarian
When: May 8, 2014
Where: Sheraton Suites Eau Claire - Calgary, AB
Registration Information

About Assist
Assist is a registered charity providing help to lawyers, law students, and their families with personal problems. Assist offers a continuum of services including professional counselling, peer support, and education relating to physical and mental health issues.


Alberta Law Day

The Alberta Branch of the Canadian Bar Association works in cooperation and with funding from the Alberta Law Foundation and the Law Society of Alberta to organize activities throughout the province to celebrate Law Day.

Alberta Law Day will be held in Calgary and Edmonton on April 26, 2014.

Please check the Alberta Law Day website for further information about Law Day in your community.


Court of Appeal Centennial Gala and Symposium

Presented by the Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch
April 10 & 11 | The Westin Hotel, Edmonton AB

Join the CBA and the Court of Appeal of Alberta as we celebrate 100 years of Alberta's highest court. The Centennial Gala and Symposium is a once in a century event for lawyers and members of the judiciary from across Canada to come together and recognize the achievements of the Court of Appeal.

Special guest speakers include The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada, The Honourable Catherine Fraser, Chief Justice of Alberta, and The Honourable Mr. Justice Frans Slatter of the Court of Appeal of Alberta. We are also honoured and excited to welcome as keynote speaker for the symposium lunch The Right Honourable The Baroness Hale of Richmond, CBA, QC, PC, FBA, Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

Register online.


Missing Wills

The will is for Richard Allen Degg of Calgary (1959-2013). Please contact Daryl or Bryon Towns with information 519-971-4637 or by email.


The will is for Mr. Brian John Sparks who resided near Lamont, AB.

Please contact Mr. Ronald W. Poitras with any information.

Ronald. W. Poitras Professional Corporation
Barrister and Solicitor
300, 10209-97 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0L6
t. 780-424-3270
f. 780-429-2615


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Phone: 403-229-4700

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Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0H8
Phone: 780-429-3343

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