Council plays an important role in Canada's justice system.
While its role in reviewing complaints about possible judicial misconduct is key to preserving the public's confidence in their judiciary, Council is involved in many other interesting and important initiatives.
Much of the work of Council is carried out through a Committee structure that may include Chiefs Justice, other judges, and even experts and other partners in the legal, private and media sector. These Committees help Council provide leadership and support to the judiciary. Some Committees are permanent, standing committees; others deal with specific issues or particular questions.
The Committees may review policies, make recommendations and set guidelines to help judges and the justice system to be efficient, accessible, and accountable. They may conduct research,
author a Council publication, or collaborate on special projects.
Below is a list of Council's key standing Committees and a description of the work that they do: