The Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Judicial Appointments

The Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Judicial Appointments (Advisory Board) is an independent and non-partisan body whose mandate is to provide non-binding merit-based recommendations to the Prime Minister on Supreme Court of Canada appointments. It was constituted on August 2nd, 2016 and consists of seven members.

Membership of the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is to consist of seven members:

  • three members, at least two of whom are not advocates or barristers in a province or territory, nominated by the Minister of Justice;
  • a practising member in good standing of the bar of a province or territory, nominated by the Canadian Bar Association;
  • a practising member in good standing of the bar of a province or territory, nominated by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada;
  • a retired superior court judge, nominated by the Canadian Judicial Council; and
  • a legal scholar, nominated by the Council of Canadian Law Deans.

The Advisory Board is supported by the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs.