Priority of Assignment of Judicial Dispute Resolution Under Rule 4.16(1)
Further to NP#2013-01 dated January 12, 2013 (not enforcing mandatory dispute resolution before entry for trial), and during its currency, the assignment of Judicial Dispute Resolution (JDR) hearings in Edmonton and Calgary, pursuant to Rule 4.16(1)(c), shall, on the effective date for booking after the schedule of JDR Justices is released for each upcoming term, be on a first filing* basis, on the following priority:
(a) for the first 24 hours, cases of the type identified in (b) to (d) that have been “wait listed” during a previous term but not yet heard;
(b) for the next 24 hours, family law cases, with child issues involved, that are ready for trial**;
(c) for the next 24 hours, family law cases, with child issues involved, whether or not ready for trial;
(d) for the next 24 hours, any case that is ready for trial;
(e) for the next 24 hours, any case other than (a) that has been “wait listed” during a previous term; and
(f) any other case.
In Judicial Centres outside Calgary and Edmonton, the order of priority principles set out above will be considered by the Court Coordinators for booking JDR hearings.
*As to dates and procedures for the release of the JDR booking schedule, opening date and time for booking, and filing procedures, see the Court’s website under “Assignments”.
**For the purpose of this Notice of Profession “ready for trial” is defined as those cases for which all parts of Form 37 has been completed and certified, except the dispute resolution requirement in para 5.(a) of Form 37.
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French Speaking Jurists of Alberta (AJEFA) Event
The Honourable Mr. Justice Michel Bastarache, former Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, will be the featured speaker at the annual banquet of the French Speaking Jurists of Alberta (AJEFA) on Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Valley Ridge Golf Club.
Honourable Bastarache will be speak in French on the topic of challenges for access to justice. Registration for the event can be completed online at http://ajefa.wufoo.com/forms/formulaire-dinscription or from the AJEFA office at Suite 314, 8627 Marie-Anne-Gaboury Street, Edmonton.