Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador

From Criminal Law Notebook
This page was last substantively updated or reviewed August 2021. (Rev. # 90659)

Distribution of Judges

Supreme Court

21. (1) The court consists of

(a) a chief justice, who shall be called the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court;
(b) an associate chief justice, who shall be called the Associate Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; and
(c) the number of other judges as prescribed in the regulations.

(2) The Chief Justice, the Associate Chief Justice and the judges referred to in paragraph (1)(c) shall collectively be called the judges of the Supreme Court.

(3) The court shall be composed of 2 divisions called the General Division and the Family Division.

(4) A judge who is not assigned to the Family Division under subsection 43.6(1) shall be considered to be assigned to the General Division.

(5) The Chief Justice and the Associate Chief Justice may hear and determine proceedings brought in the General Division and the Family Division and for that purpose the Chief Justice and the Associate Chief Justice are judges of the General Division and the Family Division.

2009 c16 s3; 2016 c37 s1; 2017 cC37.002 s46; 2022 c4 s. 1.

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Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador

21 The yearly salaries of the judges of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador are as follows: [omitted (a) and (b)]

(c) the Chief Justice and the Associate Chief Justice of the Trial Division, $371,400 each; and
(d) the 18 other judges of the Trial Division, $338,800 each.

R.S., 1985, c. J-1, s. 21; R.S., 1985, c. 41 (1st Supp.), s. 8, c. 50 (1st Supp.), s. 4, c. 27 (2nd Supp.), s. 2, c. 39 (3rd Supp.), s. 1; 1989, c. 8, s. 6; 2001, c. 7, s. 13; 2006, c. 11, s. 1; 2012, c. 31, s. 210; 2017, c. 20, s. 209; 2021, c. 23, s. 258; 2022, c. 10, s. 350.

Current Justices

Name Location/Division Appointed Nominated By Prior Position(s) Other Details
Chief Justice Raymond P. Whalen [1] Trial June 19, 2008 (Trial)
December 11, 2014 - 2018 (CJ)
Harper / Nicholson (CPC) (Trial)

Harper / MacKay (CPC) (CJ)

White Ottenheimer and Baker
Called to bar (1979)
Published criminal decisions (~19)
(as of the end of Dec 2022)
Valerie L. Marshall [2] Trial April 29, 2009 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Labour Relations Board
Human Rights Commission
Solo Practitioner
QC (2006) [3]
Called to bar (1992)
Dal grad (1991)
Published criminal decisions (~34)
(as of the end of Dec 2022)
Robert P. Stack [4] Trial November 30, 2009 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Cox & Palmer (1984 to 2009)
Called to bar (1984)
Published criminal decisions (~64)
(as of the end of Dec 2022)
Deborah J. Paquette [5] Trial June 18, 2010 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Assistant Dep. Minister DOJ
DOJ
Wells, O'Dea, Halley, Earle, Shortall, Burke (1981 to 1987)
Called to bar (1981)
Published criminal decisions (~15)
(as of the end of Dec 2022)
Rosalie McGrath [6] May 31, 2012 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) White, Ottenheimer & Baker
Called to bar (1994)
Published criminal decisions (~23)
(as of the end of Dec 2022)
Donald H. Burrage [7] Trial October 5, 2012 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Deputy Minister and Deputy Attorney General
Crown attorney
Called to bar (1985)
Published criminal decisions (~42)
Laura A. Mennie [8] March 9, 2014 Harper / MacKay (CPC) Provincial court (2012 to 2014)
Newfoundland Department of (2007 to 2012)
Legal Aid (1994 to 2007)
Poole, Althouse (1993 to 1994)
Published criminal decisions (~11)
George L. Murphy[9] Trial April 10, 2014 Harper / MacKay (CPC) Poole Althouse (1992 to 2014) Published criminal decisions (~17)
Jane M. Fitzpatrick [10] Family March 27, 2015 Harper / MacKay (CPC) Legal aid
Crown attorney
Noonan, Oakley, Orr (1992 to 1994)
Called to bar (1992)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Cillian D. Sheahan [11] Family June 20, 2015 Harper / MacKay (CPC) Poole Althouse
Called to bar (2000)
Published criminal decisions (~1)
Sandra R. Chaytor[12] Trial May 12, 2017 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Cox & Palmer
Called to bar (1989)
Published criminal decisions (~5)
Vikas Khaladkar [13] October 2017 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Crown Attorney (2007 to 2017)
Called to bar (1977)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Alexander MacDonald Family November 2017 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Published criminal decisions (~0)
Michelle A. Coady [14] St John’s March 26, 2019 J. Trudeau / Lametti (Lib) NL Legal Aid (2007 to 2019)
O'Dea, Earle Law Offices (1999 to 2007)
Called to bar (~1999)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Glen L.C. Noel Trial, Gander May 2019 J. Trudeau / Lametti (Lib) Published criminal decisions (~0)
Trudy L. Button Grand Falls-Windsor March 23, 2021 J. Trudeau / Lametti (Lib)
Stacy C. Ryan Happy Valley-Goose Bay March 23, 2021 J. Trudeau / Lametti (Lib)
Peter A. O'Flaherty Grand Bank May 21, 2021 J. Trudeau / Lametti (Lib)
Philip W. Osborne Gander August 4, 2021 J. Trudeau / Lametti (Lib)

Supernumerary

Name Division Duration Nominated By Prior Position(s) Other Details
Kendra J. Goulding [15] Trial June 5, 2002 Chrétien / Cauchon (Lib) Provincial Court
PPSC Crown
Published criminal decisions (~39)
Maureen Dunn Published criminal decisions (?)
James P. Adams Published criminal decisions (?)
Richard D. LeBlanc Trial
Family (Sept 10, 2012)
June 20, 2000 (J)
Sept 10, 2012 (Sup)
Chrétien / McLellan (Lib) Published criminal decisions (~3)
Alphonsus E. Faour [16] Trial November 5, 2003 (J)
November 5, 2018 (Sup.)
Chrétien / Cauchon (Lib) Vivian and Faour
Nfld. Dept. of Justice
Member of Parliament
Called to bar (1978)
Published criminal decisions (~29)
Carl R. Thompson [17] December 4, 2016 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Published criminal decisions (~38)
Garrett A. Handrigan [18] March 28, 2001 (Judge)
April 8, 2017 (sup)
Chrétien / McLellan (Lib) Provincial Court (1989 to 2001)
private practice (youth criminal)
Called to bar (1978)
Published criminal decisions (~119)

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