Tips to Expedite the Court Filing Process

At a recent meeting between Justices of the Court of Queen’s Bench and the CBA Alberta Executive committee, the following practical suggestions were shared on how members of the profession can assist in ensuring that court processes progress as expeditiously as possible in the circumstances surrounding pandemic restrictions.

Alberta Protocol for Remote Questioning

The Alberta Protocol for Remote Questioning was developed during the COVID-19 pandemic to allow court matters to progress despite various "physical distancing" measures which preclude in-person questioning. The Protocol is the product of the efforts of a working group of lawyers and input from several stakeholder organizations, including the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta Branch, the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, the Advocates Society - Alberta Regional Committee, the Alberta Shorthand Reporters Association and Pro Bono Law Alberta.

Returning to the Office: Considerations for Law Firms

CBA developed this resource to help law firms transition back to in-office operations when the province/territory where you practice proceeds through re-opening. The health and safety of your people and your clients remain paramount. You should continue to refer to your region’s Health Officer and governments for the latest protections, contact restrictions, and re-opening plans, and adapt your return to the office plan accordingly.