An Act Respecting the Title of “Associate Judge” received royal assent on May 30, 2023. The Bill comes into force on September 27, 2023. The Bill amends The Court of King’s Bench Act to change the designation of judicial officers appointed under Division 2 of Part IV of the Act from “master” to “associate judge”. In view of the amendments, necessary changes are being made to the Court of King’s Bench Rules, as well as to the website, court forms, and courthouse signage.
To accommodate the increased needs of disposition time and Mental Health Court courtroom 306 is now designated a DCD sitting on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Motions will now only be heard on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2:00PM in courtroom 306. Matters from the Provincial Court counter(PCC) will continue to be heard on any 306 2:00PM docket Monday through Friday.
May 9, 2023 – Notice – Hearing of Civil Motions During Summer Court Session – During the summer court session from June 26 to September 1, 2023, the uncontested civil motions list will sit on Wednesdays and Fridays each week. Emergency matters during these days will first need to be placed on an uncontested list. Emergency matters outside those days can be arranged by contacting the Civil Motion Coordinator or, if unavailable, calling the court’s off-hours emergency number.
The Court’s Practice Direction of March 5, 2020, regarding detention review hearings under sections 520 and 525 of the Criminal Code in Thompson and The Pas Judicial Centres will apply with necessary changes to estreatals in these Judicial Centres when an accused who is in-custody is required to attend.
The following protocol applies as to when a law student or articling student will be permitted to appear and handle cases in the Court of King’s Bench: In any case when a law student or articling student is appearing, they must clearly identify themselves to the presiding judge as a law student or articling student …
During the pandemic, virtual hearing options were introduced for Small Claims matters heard by Court Officers. The use of these virtual hearing options has improved access to justice by reducing costs, complexity and time to disposition. Given this favourable experience and in light of the summary nature of small claims, virtual hearings will continue as follows: …
Effective immediately and until further notice, electronic filing (e-filing) for Receiver/Manager applications, applications filed under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA), and plans of arrangement under The Corporations Act is not available due to technical difficulties. Documents must be submitted in hard copy format with the Court of King’s Bench Registry.
A subsequent notice will be issued advising when e-filing may resume.
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