Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador

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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 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Newfoundland and Labrador
Location St. John's
Authorized by Judicature Act
Website Supreme Court
Chief Justice
Currently Raymond P. Whalen
Since 11 December 2014

The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador is the superior court for the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Court of Appeal) has jurisdiction to hear appeals in both criminal and civil matters from the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Trial Division), Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Family Court), Provincial Court (indictable offences) and designated boards and administrative tribunals.

Under the court of appeal, but administratively within the Supreme Court, are two separate divisions:

  • Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Trial Division)
  • Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Family Court)
Duckworth street facade of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, entrance to the Trial Division.
Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, north facade and clocktower.

Courthouse Building[edit]

The Supreme Court's current home opened in 1904 and was formerly the site of the court since 1730 (with a brief absence from 1892 to 1904).

The first court house built in 1730 and burned down in 1846. Rebuilt in 1847 with a market house and again burned down in 1892.

The court relocated to the Colonial Building from 1892 to 1894. From 1894 to 1904 the court resided at the Star of the Sea Hall on Henry Street. The current home, a Romanesque Revival building was opened in 1904.[2]

References[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.
  2. ^ http://www.court.nl.ca/supreme/trial/histories/sjhistory.htm

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