The Canadian Judicial Council is a federal body created under the Judges Act with the mandate to promote efficiency, uniformity, and accountability, and to improve the quality of judicial service in the superior courts of Canada.


Beyond the courthouse walls

Filmed at the Quebec City Courthouse, this docu-reality show follows the day-to-day lives of judges, lawyers, clerks and special constables.

For the first time ever, cameras have been granted access to areas within the courthouse normally off limits to media.

The French-language show “Les coulisses du palais” airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on Canal D. Watch an excerpt here.
(Available in French only.)



Judicial Education

Please visit Council’s new Judicial Education Website to learn about Canada’s extensive program for professional development for judges.

Council has also published Professional Development Policies and Guidelines which set out what is expected of judges.

Submission on Bill C-337 – April 2017



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