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Alberta court seeking input on proposed pilot project to speed up civil trials

Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 11:17 AM | By Ian Burns

Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench has proposed a pilot project to promote resolution and reduce lead times in civil trials in Edmonton and Calgary, and it is encouraging feedback from the bar and the public on the proposals.

The court is proposing to revoke the suspension of Rules 8.4(3)(a) and 8.5(1)(a) of the Alberta Rules of Court, which require parties who request a trial date to participate in a dispute resolution process and a judge be satisfied that the parties have participated in a process, respectively....