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Judicial Council of the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador


Justice and Public Safety


Section 16 of the Provincial Court Act, 1991


Level II


The functions of the judicial council are to:

  • consider all applicants for judicial appointment and make a recommendation to the minister with respect to those applicants;
  • receive and investigate complaints made to it by a judge relating to that judge's judicial duties and to make recommendations to the minister or the chief judge as it considers appropriate;
  • consider and approve or disapprove judicial transfers;
  • prepare and revise, in consultation with the judges, a code of ethics for the judges of the court;
  • consider proposals for improving the services of the court and report on the matter to the minister; and
  • review and report on a matter referred to it by the minister.


The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint to the judicial council 4 members as follows: a bencher of the Law Society of Newfoundland who shall be nominated by the benchers of the law society; 2 persons nominated by the minister; and the president of the judges' association. The chief judge, by virtue of the office, shall be a member of the judicial council and shall be the council's chairperson.

Competency Profile:

Those who make up the Judicial Council should collectively possess the following core competencies:

  • Ability to think critically and remain neutral;
  • Strong analytical skills; and
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.



  • High ethical standards and integrity; and
  • A high degree of confidentiality.


Time Commitments:

Meetings are scheduled by the Chair (Chief Judge). Council members may, at times, be required to work long hours for extended periods of time.


Members shall serve for 3 years during good behaviour; and unless dismissed for lack of good behaviour, shall continue to hold office until he or she is reappointed or a new member is appointed.

Vacancy Profile:



Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and LabradorChairpersonLieutenant Governor in CouncilNot Applicable
Noel, Mr. Glen L.C.MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2017-04-202020-04-19
President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Provincial Court JudgesMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2017-04-202020-04-19
Warren, Ms. MargaretMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2017-04-202020-04-19
Wicks, Q.C., Mr. Bradford L.MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2017-04-202020-04-19

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