Justice Leo Barry

Justice Leo Barry

Justice Leo Barry was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Newfoundland and Labrador in 2007, after sitting as a judge of the Trial Division since 1989.

Before his appointment to the Bench, he practiced law in St. John's, taught for two years at Dalhousie Law School, was a Member of the House of Assembly and Minister in the Cabinets of Premiers Moores and Peckford, and Leader of the Opposition from 1984 to 1987.

Justice Barry has a B.Sc. (1962) and B.A. (1963) from Memorial University, an LL.M. (1967) from Dalhousie Law School, an LL.M. (1968) from Yale Law School, and a Master of Philosophy (Humanities) (2002) from Memorial.

Since becoming a judge, Justice Barry has presented on many occasions at judicial seminars across Canada. He has also served on various judicial committees, including one which recommended improvements for Jury instructions and another which prepared a Science Manual for Judges.