The Supreme Administrative Court has approximately 80 members of staff of which 16 are justices. Justice Helena Jäderblom is the President of the Court. The Court also has a registrar. Judge referees and court clerks are divided into three case preparation divisions, each under the leadership of a head of case preparation division. There is also an administrative unit under the leadership of a chief administrator.
Justices of the Supreme Administrative Court
The members of the Supreme Administrative Court are judges who hold the title Justice. Pursuant to the Swedish Administrative Court Act (SFS 1971:289), the court shall have 14 justices or the higher number deemed necessary. Two of the court’s current 16 justices serve on the Council on Legislation. As a general rule, members of the Council on Legislation are appointed for a term of one year.
Justices are divided into two chambers, each equally competent to try the cases brought before the administrative courts. Helena Jäderblom and Justice Henrik Jermsten are chairs of the respective chambers.
Marie Jesperson is the Registrar of the Supreme Administrative Court. All staff with the exception of the justices belong to the secretariat.
Case preparation divisions
Cases are prepared by the Court’s three case preparation divisions, each led by a head of division. Heads of case preparation divisions lead and plan the work of their division. Each division is responsible for different specified types of cases.
Each case preparation division is staffed by judge referees and court clerks. Judge referees are court-trained lawyers or other lawyers with relevant qualifications and backgrounds. Their principal task is to administer and investigate the cases and present them to the justices with a proposal for a ruling.
Court clerks register the cases referred to the Court and participate in their ongoing administration. Court clerks send judgments and decisions to the parties of the case.
The administrative unit
The administrative unit supports the Court’s case preparation and judicial operations. The division also provides services to the public; for example, by answering questions, releasing documents and explaining the Court’s operations. The division’s work is conducted under the leadership of a chief administrator. This includes administrative and support functions such as archiving, library and office services.