The duties of the Legal Appointments Board are:
The Minister of Justice and Public Safety shall appoint five members to the Legal Appointments Board and shall, so far as is practicable, ensure that among the persons appointed:
Three appointments shall be made in accordance with the merit-based appointment process administrated by the Public Service Commission.
Additionally, two appointments shall be chosen from a list of seven members of the Law Society, to be submitted by the Benchers of the Law Society, at the request of the Minister. The Public Service Commission process does not apply to these two appointments which are made at the recommendation of the Benchers, pursuant to the Queen’s Counsel Act.
The Minister of Justice and Public Safety shall designate one of the five members of the Legal Appointments Board to be the chairperson of the Board.
Those who make up the Legal Appointments Board should be members of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. The membership of the Board must have:
The Board meets at the call of the Chair when the Minister requests names for Queen’s Counsel appointments.