From an administrative point of view, the Court is partially independent. In fact, through an agreement reached in 2002 with Québec’s Ministère de la Justice, it manages certain administrative and financial resources. This agreement has also made it possible to set up an administrative entity: the Office of the Chief Judge.
Managed by the executive director, who reports to the chief judge, the Office of the Chief Judge controls expenses related to salaries and remuneration, to travelling and to meetings as well as expenses incidental to the judges’ functions, furnishings, personalized stationery, supplies and services for the Court judges, the presiding justices of the peace and the Office’s staff. In addition, the Office is in charge of the activities related to the Research Department and the Professional Development Secretariat, updating the Court’s website and Intranet and also updating and maintaining the Court’s management information system.