CAS’ core responsibility is to provide timely and efficient judicial, registry, court security and electronic court services to the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada and the Tax Court of Canada; coordinate the provision of services among the four courts; and safeguard the independence of the Courts by placing administrative services at arm’s length from the Government of Canada.
In support of this core responsibility, CAS undertakes activities in the following program areas.
The Judicial Services program provides legal services and judicial administrative support to assist members of the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada and the Tax Court of Canada in the discharge of their judicial functions. These services are provided by legal counsel, judicial administrators, law clerks, jurilinguists, judicial assistants, library personnel and court attendants, under the direction of the four Chief Justices.
Registry services are delivered under the jurisdiction of the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada and the Tax Court of Canada. The registries process legal documents, provide information to litigants on court procedures, maintain court records, participate in court hearings, support and assist in the enforcement of court orders, and work closely with the offices of the four Chief Justices to ensure that matters are heard and decisions are rendered in a timely manner. Registry services are offered in every province and territory through a network of permanent offices and agreements with provincial and territorial partners.
Corporate Services support a range of corporate operations and functions by managing activities and resources which apply across the organization. The Branch provides operational services to assist the four Courts, and their respective registries, in carrying out their activities. Corporate services at CAS include: Finance, Contracting, Materiel Management, Human Resources, Information Management and Information Technology (IM/IT), Security, Facilities and Administrative Services, Investment and Project Management.