Edmonton courts scrambling to try cases under shortage of judges were scrambling all the time trying to deal with cases, says associate chief justice john rooke, in face of a shortage of judges. Jones, the southern alberta surrogate practice advisor. Khadr, deciding he had been convicted as an adult, not a juvenile. Court decision issued regarding alarie distribution rma. Chief judge tells off litigant for judge shopping edmonton journal. On friday, september 15, 2017, the honourable associate chief justice j. High ranking judge calls for new courthouse ctv news. Associate chief justice rooke worked with lawyer palmer, a very close friend of the old boys club members, and many i have been investigating. Heads up west edmonton lawyers lawyers in edmonton. As primary duties, the chief justice presides over oral arguments before the supreme court and sets the agenda for the courts meetings. Prime minister harper announces the appointment of neil. Associate chief justice of albertas court of queens bench, john rooke, ruled in a stronglyworded threepage judgment filed feb.
Potvin, who had been trying to thwart a foreclosure. In potvin re, 2018 abqb 652, associate chief justice rooke issued a vexatious litigant order against mr. Associate justice of the supreme court of the united states is the title of all members of the supreme court of the united states other than the chief justice of the united states. Chief alberta judge scolds litigant for judge shopping.
He graduated from claremont mckenna college in 1969 with a b. A top alberta judge has exposed a group of vexatious litigants he says are abusing the legal system and is warning them that their misconduct. The associate chief justice of the court of queens bench, john d. The chief justices vote carries the same weight as those of the associate justices, though the role does require duties that the. Of course, the chief justice presides over the supreme court, which includes eight other members called associate justices. Appointment of russ brown extends harpers influence on. Obligations of notaries and commissioners law society of alberta. Rooke, associate chief justice of the court of queens bench of alberta, granted an order approving the partial discontinuance of the action effective 90 days from the date this notice is posted on plaintiffs counsels website and published in the edmonton.
Three leaves to appeal the claimed jurisdiction of court of queens. This decision is remarkable and should be, i suggest, required reading for judges, lawyers, court administrators and court clerks across the country. These litigants engage in arguments which associate chief justice rooke described as ideas that sound like law and use legal terminology and references, but. Alberta court of queens bench associate chief justice.
In the end, associate chief justice john rooke of the alberta court of queens bench ruled for the government and against mr. Rooke, the associate chief justice of the alberta court of queens bench, delivered a judgment in the matrimonial case of meads v meads 2012 abqb 571. Rooke personal resume education university bachelor of arts and bachelor of laws university of saskatchewan 1970. Rooke, associate chief justice of albertas court of queens bench, with his restored 1966 ford galaxie 500 7 litre convertible. Here is the latest compliant blogger made against justice kg nielsen and associate chief justice jd rooke remember that every one at the cjc are past chief and or associate chief justices it should give you some good ideas and wording to use and what to stay away from. Rooke made the unexpected announcement as alberta justice opened its doors to the public saturday. Edmonton courts scrambling to try cases under shortage of. The old rules of ourt provided that a nonlawyer agent. Justice russell brown of alberta named to supreme court. Read associate chief justice john rookes ruling in meads v.
In a recent decision slated to be released wednesday court of queens bench associate chief justice john rooke takes on the group he. Bookings for the group bar calls will be available in may. The former is the chief justice of the province and sits on the court of appeal, while the latter is the chief justice of a court and sits on the court of queens bench. The court of queens bench is constituted by the court of queens bench act, which provides for a chief justice and 2 associate chief justices of the court of queens bench and 65 other justices, as well as for supernumerary justices. Carsten jensen qc is sharing his extensive experience with civil litigation in class actions as one of the course presenters. Judge has owned ford galaxie since law school days driving. Wittmann said he will meet with rooke next week to work out a plan of action. Alberta court of queens bench associate chief justice john rooke. The decision of associate chief justice rooke in 908077 alberta ltd.
Associate chief justice for the province of alberta john rooke speaking at law day in edmonton dr. Obligations of notaries and commissioners law society of. All requests for civil and family case management, expedited hearings, r. Associate chief justice john rooke, left, congratulates justice russell brown on being sworn in as a judge on the alberta court of queens bench in 20. For example, associate chief justice rooke found that the pleading was composed entirely of bald allegations and did not provide a basis for the defendants to make a meaningful response. Justice russell brown, right, is congratulated by associate chief justice john rooke after being sworn in to the alberta court of queens bench in 20. Associate chief justice rooke held that applying judicial comity to recognize the decisions of other jurisdictions could be an important tool in improving access to justice, consistently interpreting rights, limiting the inefficiencies of multiple court proceedings, and making the most of. Rookes refusal to allow his own recusal application to be filed or heard is an unmistakable sign for the need to police the actions of the alberta court of queens bench. This case concerns the sanctity of the joint submission on a guilty plea and sentence in the administration of justice. Potvin, who had been trying to thwart a foreclosure using opca strategies. Court decision issued regarding alarie distribution auma.
Jamie blackwood of the alberta childrens hospital the most notable witness denied is one of ezekiel stephans attending physicians. Associate chief justice rooke held that applying judicial comity to recognize the decisions of other jurisdictions could be an important tool in improving access to justice, consistently. Associate chief justice john rooke told a packed courtroom that he has accepted a joint submission from crown counsel and baumgartners defence lawyer. The organized pseudolegal commercial argument opca litigant case case commented on. Both judges associate chief justice john rooke and justice donna shelley earlier imposed court restriction orders that limit botars ability. Rooke, associate chief justice of albertas court of queens bench, with his restored 1966 ford galaxie 500 7 litre. Rooke was the subject of much media attention when it was released. At that time, wachowich took over the top perch and allen sulatycky of calgary became associate chief justice. Rooke of the court of queens bench of alberta published his decision with respect to the asset distribution alternatives for division of the assets to the subscribers of the alberta local authorities reciprocal insurance exchange alarie.
Nielsen as an associate chief justice of the court of queens bench, please be advised that effective july 1, 2019. In a recent decision slated to be released wednesday court of queens bench associate chief justice john rooke takes on the group he is calling organized pseudolegal commercial argument. Rooke used the phrase organised pseudolegal commercial arguments opca to. Meads, alberta court of queens bench associate chief justice john d. In his decision, associate chief justice rooke supported the.
Rooke wrote a lengthy and comprehensive 185page judgment rejecting various freemen and redemption claims, grouping them with other pseudolegal arguments as organized pseudolegal commercial arguments opca, specifically, in this case, meads freeman on the land claims, arguments and documents. Justice rookes judgment identifies, analyses and deconstructs the arguments of vexatious litigants variously known as detaxers, freemen or. The organized pseudolegal commercial argument opca. The act also provides for the appointment of masters in chambers, who are judicial officers with the authority to hear and determine. Rooke associate chief justice in edmonton, alberta.
Associate chief justice rooke of the alberta court of queens bench has just published his decision in meads v. The court consists of a chief justice of the court, two associate chief justices one in edmonton and one in calgary. Wittmann is the first chief justice based in calgary since kenneth moore retired on dec. Michalyshyn, the northern alberta surrogate practice advisor. From memorandum of reasons for decision of the associate chief justice j. The scourge of unrepresented litigants canadian lawyer. On wednesday september 6th, the honourable associate chief justice john rooke will address the canadian club of edmonton.
The court of queens bench of alberta is the superior court of the canadian province of alberta. An alberta response to the rise in vexatious and abusive. Actual complaints to the canadian judicial council. Ordered by the judge to stand for the sentence, an impassive baumgartner stood with a sour look on his face, arms crossed in front of him. Presentations 3 papers 3 view from the bench 48min date. Judicial comity in national class action settlement.
Associate justice of the supreme court of the united. Albertas associate chief justice says its time for edmonton to get a new courthouse. The canadian legal newswire is a free newsletter that keeps you up to date on news and analysis about the canadian legal scene. A separate inhouse edition is delivered on a regular basis, providing targeted news and information of interest. Rooke, took the unusual step of rendering a 1,059paragraph judgment as. Associate chief justice rooke immediately frames the issue in sweeping terms in the opening paragraph of the decision. Chief justice moreau will preside over the ceremony in edmonton and associate chief justice rooke will preside over the ceremony in calgary. In a recent decision slated to be released wednesday court of queens bench associate chief justice john rooke takes on the groupas opposed to adjucating court cases which is what a judge is supposed to do in a free and just societyhe is calling. Alberta associate chief justice releases dissertation on. Meads v meads, 2012 abqb 571 this decision by associate chief justice john d. Master of laws in dispute resolution university of alberta 2010 judiciary appointed a justice of the court of queens bench of alberta, resident in calgary, march 22, 1991. Rooke worse, the stephans allegations are not merely vague statements made without any supporting evidence, but their allegations are wrong in fact. Both justices were in edmonton on friday, but only met briefly.1560 1350 1327 184 96 492 261 1362 988 931 444 1185 1524 704 458 801 925 1536 201 1302 357 926 1318 313 1067 1395 1466 1142 412 1334 1623 1599 1247 777 1217 1117 205 1133 498 961 439 444 600 1036 908 390