Allan Lutfy

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Allan Lutfy
Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Canada
In office
July 2, 2003 – September 30, 2011
Personal details
Born (1943-11-21) November 21, 1943 (age 73)
Montreal, Quebec

Allan Lutfy QC (born November 21, 1943 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Supernumerary Judge of the Federal Court of Canada, having previously served as its Chief Justice prior to retiring from his post on September 30, 2011.

He studied at Loyola College and McGill University (where he was selected as the Articles Editor for the McGill Law Journal)[1] before being called to the Quebec Bar in 1968. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1983. He was appointed as a judge of the Federal Court in 1996, made Associate Chief Justice in 1999 and was appointed Chief Justice in 2003 after the passing of the Courts Administration Service Act.


  1. ^ "Masthead, Volume 13". McGill Law Journal. 1966. 

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