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Welcome to the New Brunswick Courts Web site

The goal of our website is to offer information about New Brunswick’s court system. The information is not intended to represent the opinion of the Judiciary, and does not purport to be, nor should it be relied upon, as legal advice. The information and data on this site is subject to change without notice and anyone consulting this site is responsible for ensuring the accuracy or completeness of its informational content.

Please click here to see the hierarchy and overview of the courts operating within New Brunswick (excluding the Federal Court of Canada and the Tax Court of Canada.)

Chief Justice of New Brunswick

J. Ernest Drapeau
Chief Justice
of New Brunswick

A message from the
Chief Justice of New Brunswick

“Free and democratic societies are founded on the supremacy of law, and an independent judiciary is essential to ensure its unbiased application.

Courts play an essential role within Canada ’s constitutional framework. They constitute the judicial branch of government, a component that the Constitution of our country compels the legislative and executive branches to preserve and protect.

New Brunswick courts are called upon, on a daily basis, to judge and apply the appropriate law to disputes and provide a peaceful and professional mechanism for their resolution."

Hierarchy of New Brunswick Courts

          • Family Division
          • Trial Divison