Justice Derek Green was appointed Chief Justice of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2009. He has been involved in international judicial reform activities and traveled, on behalf of the Canadian judiciary, to the Peoples’ Republic of China, Ukraine and the Maldives where he has met with judges and court and government officials and spoken on aspects of reform of judicial discipline procedures and court reform generally. Nationally, he has been a presenter at judicial conferences and seminars, involving, amongst other things, the challenges facing the court system presented by self-represented litigants.
Chief Justice Green is a member of the Canadian Judicial Council, a national statutory body consisting of all chief justices and associate chief justices of superior courts in Canada, and is a past Chair of the Council’s Judicial Independence Committee and a past Vice-Chair of the Judicial Conduct Committee. He is a member of various other Council Committees.