The role of the Office of the Chief Military Judge is to:

  • provide military judges to preside at courts martial and perform other judicial duties under the National Defence Act;
  • administer the convening of courts martial, the appointment of members of General Courts Martial and the provision of court reporting services and transcription of the proceedings of courts martial and other judicial hearings;
  • military judges may, with the concurrence of the Chief Military Judge, be appointed as a board of inquiry.

The Court Martial Administrator who acts under the general supervision of the Chief Military Judge, convenes courts martial in respect of charges that have been preferred by the Director of Military Prosecutions. In the case of General Courts Martial, the Court Martial Administrator appoints their members.

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