The Department of Justice or High Court of the Federation, is the sole source of judicial authority within the Trade Federation, and also holds the responsibility for the creation of laws conforming with the ideals and values of the Trade Federation. Members of this department are dedicated to the pursuit of a fair and proper legal system to properly protect the rights of the citizens of the Federation and to bring about just retribution against those who would deny the citizens of the Federation their rights. The High Court of the Federation serves the role as the Federation’s only appellate court. This includes overseeing the maintenance and support of Sector Courts throughout Federation-controlled territory, to ensure that all sentient beings of the galaxy under the banner of the Trade Federation are accorded the same protections as any citizen of the Trade Federation.
The Chief Justice is a part-time position responsible for the upholding of order and justice within both tiers of the Federation Courts, a role answerable only to the Viceroy himself. The Chief Justice will also address complaints and grievances from all sectors of Federation-controlled territory who do no have access to a Sector Court. However, for those sectors that do house a Sector Court, a ruling can be appealed at the discretion of the Chief Justice and if denied, the lower ruling will hold as the final opinion of the Court, unless reversed by the Viceroy.