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Frostating Court of Appeal

Frostating Court of Appeal is a court of appeal located in the city of Trondheim, Norway. It serves as a court of appeal for the counties of Trøndelag and Møre og Romsdal in Central Norway.[1] There are 19 permanent judges on this court, which is led by Sven-Jørgen Lindsetmo, the chief judge.

Frostating Court of Appeal
Frostating lagmannsrett
Seal of Frostating Court of Appeal.png
Coordinates63°25′46″N 10°23′42″E / 63.42936°N 10.39497°E / 63.42936; 10.39497Coordinates: 63°25′46″N 10°23′42″E / 63.42936°N 10.39497°E / 63.42936; 10.39497
Appeals toSupreme Court of Norway
Appeals fromDistrict Courts
Number of positions19
Annual budget22.7 million kr
Chief Judge
CurrentlySven-Jørgen Lindsetmo

The following district courts fall under this court of appeals: Fosen District Court, Sør-Trøndelag District Court, Inntrøndelag District Court, and Namdal District Court (in Trøndelag county) and Romsdal District Court, Nordmøre District Court, and Sunnmøre District Court (in Møre og Romsdal county).

In addition to the main court that is held in Trondheim at the Trondheim Courthouse, there are satellite courthouses in the cities of Ålesund, Molde and Kristiansund. The court is administered by the Norwegian National Courts Administration. The Frostating has 19 judges.[1]


The former court building at Kalvskinnet in Trondheim.

The Frostating court stems back to the traditional thing called the Frostating that was created in the mid-10th century. The current court was transformed from an assembly to a court during the Middle Ages. These courts have changed their names and locations over time and became pawns in the absolute monarchy. In 1797, courts of appeal were re-created to serve the nation, and in 1936 the current court system was introduced.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Gisle, Jon, ed. (2015-01-10). "Frostating lagmannsrett". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-03-05.