Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench has implemented a pilot project requiring early intervention case conferences (EICCs) in certain family law cases. The pilot project is one of the Court’s responses to the increasing numbers of litigants without counsel, the short complement of the bench relative to the province’s population and the increasing delays until family law cases can be tried. The EICC pilot project is intended to promote access to justice for families in Canada by providing a means for families to have their family law cases heard expeditiously and settled efficiently.
Bertrand, L.D., Paetsch, J.J. & Boyd J.-P. E. (2018). An Evaluation of Alberta's Mandatory Early Intervention Case Conference Pilot Project. Calgary, AB: Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family.