The Federal Court of Canada consists of 2 divisions: the Trial Division and the Court of Appeal. The Trial Division hears lawsuits and initial applications to review some types of governmental actions; the Court of Appeal hears appeals from the Trial Division and supervises the formal decisions of federal tribunals. Decisions of the Court of Appeal can be appealed, with leave, to the SUPREME COURT OF CANADA. The Federal Court's main office is in Ottawa, but it sits throughout the country. In 1995, there were 13 judges in the Court of Appeal and 21 judges in the Trial Division.
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Links to Other Sites
The Honourable Marshall E. Rothstein
A brief profile of Federal Court of Appeal Justice Marshall Rothstein. From The Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada.
Glossary: Justice and the Courts
A glossary of terms related to justice and the courts. From the website for the New Brunswick Courts.