Law firms, lawyers and court runners with existing charge account agreements or those lawyers and runners wishing to open a charge account agreement are permitted to file documents in all judicial centres through email.
If you are interested in opening a charge account agreement for email filing please direct inquiries to the contact emails provided
In order to serve you better, and streamline processes, Court of Queen’s Bench Administration will now require
the following procedures
to be followed when documents are submitted through the e-filing process.
Effective September 1, 2020, the Clerk of the Court will only accept filing by electronic mail (email), and will no longer accept filing by fax, as an authorized means under
Alberta Rules of Court
At this time paper filing (through drop boxes) is still available under Alberta Rules of Court 13.41(2)(a), however, as per the
July 27, 2020 announcement
from Resolution and Court Administration Services, a province-wide email filing system is available in all Queen's Bench judicial centres for lawyers. Resolution and Court Administration Services continues to work on expanding the email filing system for self-represented parties, as the Court and the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General move forward with justice digital services and digital transformation.
Effective August 4, 2020, Family Docket Court in Edmonton and Calgary will commence at 9:30 a.m. to enable more matters to be heard by the presiding triage Justice. All litigants who require advice and assistance from Legal Aid Duty Counsel are encouraged to sign onto the virtual proceedings at 9:15 a.m. Counsel are also encouraged to sign onto the virtual proceedings in advance of 9:30 a.m. to check in with the Clerk and deal with any other technical issues.
More information on Family Docket Court in Edmonton and Calgary is available
Effective immediately and until September 4, 2020 the Court will hear remote binding Judicial Dispute Resolutions (JDRs) province-wide for parties represented by Counsel. To schedule a binding JDR, all parties to the action must be represented by Counsel and all Counsel must agree to proceed via Webex video and/or audio. Counsel must also agree that confidential settlement discussions held during the binding JDR will not be recorded. If an agreement is reached, the agreement will be recorded and documented in accordance with the directions of the Justice conducting the JDR.
Effective July 24, 2020 and until August 17, 2020, due to staffing shortages, the Edmonton Review Office will be closed for administrative inquiries (i.e. in-person/telephone/email inquiries and new bookings). All previously scheduled hearings with the Edmonton Review Officer will proceed during this time. If you wish to adjourn or cancel an upcoming hearing that is already scheduled, please email