Complaints and Appeals

The law provides different processes for appeals and complaints. If you believe a judge or judicial justice wrongly decided your case, you must appeal the decision to a higher court to get a remedy. However, if you have a complaint about the conduct or behaviour of a judge, judicial justice or justice of the peace, you send it in writing to the Chief Judge.

The Chief Judge often receives complaints that are really appeals, so it is important to recognize the difference between them. If you believe the result of your case is wrong, you appeal or request judicial review in a higher court. If you believe the conduct or behavior of the judge or judicial justice was unacceptable, you begin the judicial discipline process by sending a complaint.

Appealing the decision of a judge or judicial justice

Complaining about the conduct of a judge, judicial justice or justice of the peace.