Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Court of Appeal)

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Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (HM Government).svg
Coat of Arms of the Supreme Court [1]
Established 1729
Country Canada: Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg
Location St. John's
Authorized by Judicature Act
Number of positions 6
Website Court of Appeal
Chief Justice
Currently J. Derek Green
Since 27 March 2009

In the Canadian province Newfoundland and Labrador, the Court of Appeal is at the top of the hierarchy of courts for the province (subject to final appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada). Legally, the Court of Appeal is the appeal division of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Court hears appeals of all type from the Supreme Court Trial Division's General Division, Family Division, Provincial Court, and a number of boards and tribunals.

The court derives its powers and jurisdiction from the Judicature Act.

Prior to 1949, an appeal lay from the Court to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, which was the highest court for the British Empire and Commonwealth. (For a list of Newfoundland decisions from the Judicial Committee, see: List of Newfoundland Cases of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (pre-1949)).

Current judges[edit]

Position Name Appointed Nominated by Position Prior to Appointment
Chief Justice J.D. Green 2009 Harper Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Trial Division)
Justice Gale Welsh 2001 Chretien Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Trial Division)
Justice Malcolm Rowe 2001 Chretien Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Trial Division)
Justice Keith Mercer* 2003 Chretien Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Trial Division)
Justice Leo Barry* 2007 Harper Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Trial Division)
Justice Charles White 2009 Harper Lawyer at White, Ottenheimer & Baker
Justice Michael Harrington 2009 Harper Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Trial Division)
Justice Lois R. Hoegg 2010 Harper Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Trial Division)

Supernumary Justices are marked with a star.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Court continues to use the Royal Arms of the United Kingdom to identify itself, though it achieved dominion status in 1907 and joined Canada as a province in 1949.