Department of Justice

Attorney-General of Lehmark

Position Vacant - Apply here

The Department of Justice of Lehmark is one of the more complex Government Departments and has the widest jurisdiction, however this jurisdiction is only focused around the Empires’ legal system and the Supreme Court.

The Attorney-General leads the Department and is responsible for the development and maintenance of Lehmark's Criminal Law Code and suggesting Imperial Decree to cover areas of Civil Law.

The Department provides enforcement of criminal law through the Office of the Chief Public Prosecutor, who represents the State in criminal matters.

Contact the Department of Justice via email: DOJ@lehmark.com

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Sir Caleb Ashworth, Count of the Empire of Lehmark OM KLOC

Supreme Court of Lehmark

The Supreme Court of the Empire of Lehmark is one of the most important institutions of the Empire, it is responsible for dispensing Criminal and Civil Law as well as acting a Constitutional Decree Review Board. The Supreme Court is outlined in Article VI: Judicial Power of the Constitution.

Supreme Court Functionality

The Supreme Court consists of the Judicial Board Membership which is made up of the Chief Justice and Justice's of the Supreme Court.

The Chief Justice and two Justices of the Supreme Court are appointed by the Emperor based on recommendations from the Department of Justice. The Emperor can ignore the recommendations and appoint his own choice and may also appoint replacements for the Chief Justice and other Justices' before their tenure is up.

One Justice of the Court is responsible for civil law, and one Justice of the Court is responsible for criminal law.

The Chief Justice shall act as the Court of Appeal in Civil and Criminal cases. Appeals must be based on the point of law, material procedural irregularity or severity of sentence. Should this Appeal fail a final appeal can be made to the Emperor personally.

The Justices of the Supreme Court will act as a Constitutional Decree Review Board when presented with Constitutional Imperial Decrees and it is worth noting that the Supreme Court is excluded from reviewing Land, Title, Finance and Ordinary Decrees.

If the Supreme Court find a Decree to be unconstitutional, or harmful to the State or a Citizen of the Empire, then the Chief Justice will initiate a Veto Voting Session during which the Decree shall be voted on by the Chief Justice and Justices’ of the Supreme Court, which if unanimous then the Decree will be considered vetoed at which time the Decree will be returned to the Head of State for alteration and re-submission. This said veto can be overridden by the Emperor, if deemed necessary for the continuance of a functioning government at which time the Decree in question will become law, and if a unanimous vote cannot be reached after three (3) attempts, then the Decree will be considered accepted by the Supreme Court.

Agency of the Chief Public Prosecutor

Chief Public Prosecutor: Position Vacant - Apply here

The Agency of Chief Public Prosecutor is charged with representing the Empire of Lehmark in criminal cases presented to the Supreme Court and is under obligation to take all available measures to ensure all public prosecutions are undertaken in good faith and in the interest of a Victim or the Citizens of the Empire where applicable.