MCLELLAND v HARRISON, 2022 ABKB 852
9.4: Signing judgments and orders
10.49: Penalty for contravening rules
The Parties were simultaneously adverse in family and civil proceedings. One party, Ms. Harrison, was self-represented. She engaged in abusive and bullying conduct via email with the Court. She was prohibited from further email communications with the Court but breached that prohibition, sending over seventeen emails to the Judicial Assistant repeatedly using profanity directed at the Judicial Assistant and the Justice in the family Action.
In recognition of the Court’s inherent jurisdiction to make Orders to control its own process, Nielsen A.C.J., ordered that Ms. Harrison be prohibited from all communication with the Court except filed or mailed documents. Justice Nielsen warned that if Ms. Harrison failed to abide by this Order, she would face penalties under Rule 10.49. Consent to the form of Order was not required from Ms. Harrison pursuant to Rule 9.4(2)(c).View CanLII Details