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Judges Act

Version of section 3 from 2021-05-06 to 2023-09-19:

Marginal note:Eligibility for appointment

 No person is eligible to be appointed a judge of a superior court in any province unless, in addition to any other requirements prescribed by law, that person

  • (a) is a barrister or advocate of at least 10 years’ standing at the bar of any province or has, for an aggregate of at least 10 years,

    • (i) been a barrister or advocate at the bar of any province, and

    • (ii) after becoming a barrister or advocate at the bar of any province, exercised powers and performed duties and functions of a judicial nature on a full-time basis in respect of a position held under a law of Canada or a province; and

  • (b) undertakes to participate in continuing education on matters related to sexual assault law and social context, which includes systemic racism and systemic discrimination, including by attending seminars established under paragraph 60(2)(b).

  • R.S., 1985, c. J-1, s. 3
  • 1992, c. 51, s. 3
  • 1996, c. 22, s. 2
  • 2021, c. 8, s. 1
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