How do I complain about a judge?

You will first need to think about whether your complaint is about the decision the judge made, or about how the judge acted.
 

If there is a serious legal error in the decision, then you may want to consider an appeal. You cannot appeal a decision simply because you do not like it. You must have a valid legal reason to appeal a decision.
 

If you believe the judge acted inappropriately, you may consider a complaint. Who you complain to will depend on which court you were in.

  • If the complaint is about a Judge in Provincial Court or a Master in the Court of Queen’s Bench, you can write a letter to the Chief Judge or the Assistant Chief Judge of the Court in which the judge sits. Complaints are heard by the Judicial Council of Alberta.
  • If the complaint is about a Justice in the Court of Queen’s Bench, you can contact the Canadian Judicial Council directly.