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National Judicial Institute

Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta: Family Law Fundamentals


This seminar focused on the fundamentals of family law matters. The program was intended for judges appointed within the last five years.


This program provided newly appointed judges with the substantive knowledge and skills to effectively manage and decide cases involving two sets of issues: emergency protection orders and restraining orders; and determining spousal support.


Led by experienced judges from the Court who shared their practical insights, through lectures, panels and scenario-based discussions, participants considered: the different types of emergency protection and restraining orders within the Court’s jurisdiction; the practical issues that come up in considering and granting emergency protection and restraining orders; and the practical issues arising in ordering spousal support, focusing on entitlement, duration, variation and review. Designed to supplement the national training provided by the New Federally Appointed Judges Seminars and the Court’s bi-annual education seminars, this program focused on providing participants with additional information on substantive, procedural and administrative issues.


Sep 26th 2018

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