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Marian V. De Souza
CBA Alberta Branch President
What to do in court
Civil Claims Video
Courtroom Etiquette Video
Foreclosure Matters Video
Landlord and Tenant Disputes Video
Civil Claims Video (19 MB)
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Holiday Office Hours
The hours for the CBA-Alberta offices will be as follows:
North Office South Office
Closed: December 23 - 26, 31, January 1 Closed: December 25 - 27, January 1
Open: December 27 & 30 Open: December 30 & 31
Regular office hours will resume on January 2, 2014.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Alberta Law Conference 2014
The Westin Calgary
Registration is now open for the 2014 Alberta Law Conference, running January 30 & 31, 2014 at The Westin Calgary. Don't miss our early bird registration deadline on December 13, 2013. Register before that date to be entered into a draw for a one night weekend stay at The Westin Calgary! Read More >>
Limited Scope Retainers
The Alberta Branch Access to Justice Committee has released a special online report focussing on Limited Scope Retainers. The report is available by visiting the Handbooks and Reports page.
Member Savings: Mercedes-Benz Canada
The CBA Alberta Branch is pleased to announce new savings opportunities for our members with a partnership with Mercedes-Benz Canada! Members are entitled to a savings of up to $1500 off of the purchase of a brand new Mercedes from any one of the four authorized dealers in Alberta.
In order to access this discount, all CBA members must download and complete a partner sign-up form from the Mercedes website, and present the form with CBA membership card to the dealership upon purchase.
Members can visit www.mercedes-benz.ca/cba-ab for more details, to find a dealership near you, or to download a partner sign-up form.
Court of Appeal of Alberta Centennial
In 2014, a number of events celebrating the Centennial of the Court of Appeal of Alberta will be held throughout the province. Mark your calendars for April 2014, as the Canadian Bar Association hosts a banquet celebration in Edmonton, featuring special guests The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada, and The Honourable Catherine Fraser, Chief Justice of Alberta. The following day, the CBA will also host a symposium in honour of the centennial celebrations. Read More >>
Notice to the Profession
Citation of Authorities
1. This Notice to the Profession clarifies and recommends the practice and procedure for the citation of authorities and applies to all proceedings at the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench [the "Court"]... Read More >>
Policy on the Use of Electronic Devices in Courtrooms
The Court has adopted the attached policy on the use of electronic devices in courtrooms.
The policy permits lawyers and accredited media members to use electronic devices, subject to certain restrictions. It specifically permits accedited media members to audio record court proceedings for note verification purposes. Read More >>
CCTV Proceedings from Edmonton Remand Centre
Commercial Appearance Court
Effective October 15, 2013, the Court shall (subject to the Court ordering otherwise in individual cases) require the use of CCTV video link for the following appearances in the Edmonton Judicial District, by persons in-custody in the Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC)... Read More >>
On a trial basis commencing Tuesday, July 2, 2013, a commercial duty Justice will be available in open chambers in Calgary at 10:00am every Monday.... Read More >>
Post on our Online Employment Board
NEW POSTING: City of Edmonton - Solicitor
Click here to view all current opportunities.
CBA Alberta is now offering online job postings at an advertising rate of $600 for non-members and $300 for members. Not-for-profit organizations may contact the office to discuss potential discounts.
To post a job online, contact the Communications and Marketing Specialist at 403-218-4310 or
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2013 MID-WINTER MEETING OF COUNCIL
Feb, 14-17, 2012
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