Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Court of Appeal)
|Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Court of Appeal)|
Coat of Arms of the Supreme Court 
|Country||Canada: Province of Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Authorized by||Judicature Amendment Act, 1974|
|No. of positions||6|
|Website||Court of Appeal|
|Currently||Raymond P Whalen|
|Since||22 December 2014|
The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Court of Appeal) is at the top of the hierarchy of courts for the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Legally, the Court of Appeal is the appeal division of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador and derives its powers and jurisdiction from the Judicature Amendment Act, 1974.
The separate Court of Appeal was established in 1975 and comprises the Chief Justice and 5 other justices. Prior to that both trial and appeals were carried out in the Supreme Court, where the individual judges routinely acted as a trial judges but, in the event of an appeal, would sit together (en banc) to hear it. 
The Court now 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. Decisions are subject to final appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. Prior to 1949, when Newfoundland became a province of Canada, final appeals passed 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 (as of 2016)
|Position||Name||Appointed||Nominated by||Position Prior to Appointment|
|Chief Justice||J.Derek 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||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)|
Supernumerary Justices are marked with a star.
List of Chief Justices
Court of Civil Jurisdiction founded 1791
Supeme Court of Judicature of the Island of Newfoundland founded 1792
Supreme Court of Newfoundland founded 1824
Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal founded 1975.
|No||Name||Appointed||Position prior to Appointment||Notes|
|-||Raymond P Whalen||11 Dec 2014|
|-||J. Derek Green||27 Mar 2009||to 2014|
|-||Clyde Wells||1999||to 2009|
|22||James R. Gushue||1996||to 1998|
|21||Noel Goodridge ||17 Nov 1986|
|20||Arthur Samuel Mifflin||1979||Chief Justice Trials Division|
|19||Robert Stafford Furlong ||1958|
|18||Sir Albert Joseph Walsh ||Sep 1949||1st Lieutenant-Governor|
|17||Sir Lewis Edward Emerson||1944||Commissioner for Defence|
|16||Sir William Henry Horwood||25 July 1902||Minister of Justice and Attorney-General|
|15||Sir Joseph Ignatius Little ||1898||Judge|
|14||Sir Frederick Bowker Terrington Carter||20 May 1880||Prime Minister of Newfoundland|
|13||Sir Hugh William Hoyles||4 March 1865||Prime Minister and Attorney General|
|12||Sir Francis Brady||29 Nov 1847|
|11||Thomas Norton||5 Nov 1844|
|10||John Gervase Hutchinson Bourne||1838||Removed from office, 1844|
|9||Henry John Boulton||1833||Attorney General of Upper Canada||Removed from office, 1844|
|8||Richard Alexander Tucker||1 Oct 1822|
|7||Francis Forbes||4 Aug 1816||Crown Law Officer in Bermuda|
|Chief Justice of Prince Edward Island|
|5||Thomas Tremlett||1804||Naval Officer||Exchanged for Colclough, 1813|
|4||Jonathan Ogden||1803||Naval Officer|
|3||Richard Routh||1797||Collector of Customs||Drowned at sea|
|2||D'Ewes Coke||1793||Naval surgeon|
|1||John Reeves||1791||Law Clerk to the Board of Trade (held concurrently)||Sole judge; author of the Judicature Acts of 1791 and 1792|
- 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.
- "History of the Court of Appeal". Law Courts of Newfoundland and Labrador. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
- Prowse, D.W. A History of Newfoundland from the English, Colonial and Foreign Records. p. 662.
- "Judicial Appointments in Newfoundland". The Times (36830). London. 26 July 1902. p. 7.