New Brunswick Courts

The Court of Appeal of New Brunswick is the highest court in the Province. It is the last avenue of appeal, except in a few cases where a further appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada is possible.

The Court of Appeal generally sits in Fredericton. It is comprised of the Chief Justice of New Brunswick, five other judges, any former judge of the Court of Appeal who is a supernumerary judge and any former Chief Justice of New Brunswick who is a judge or a supernumerary judge. It hears appeals relating to a wide variety of issues.

The Governor General in Council appoints the Chief Justice of New Brunswick and the other judges of the Court of Appeal, while the Minister of Justice for the Province of New Brunswick provides administrative and operational support to the Court.