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Judicial Council of the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador

Department

Justice and Public Safety

Authority

Section 16 of the Provincial Court Act, 1991

Remuneration

Level II

Purpose:

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.

Structure:

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.

 

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Term:

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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