Regis­trars & Court Ad­min­is­tra­tors Con­fer­ence 2018

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Ju­di­cial Ed­u­ca­tion In­sti­tute (JEI) of the East­ern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) hosted a three-day con­fer­ence for Regis­trars and Court Ad­min­is­tra­tors from its Mem­ber States and Ter­ri­to­ries. The con­fer­ence was held in Saint Lu­cia from 21–23 Novem­ber, 2018 at the Coco Palm Re­sort & Spa and was con­ducted as part of the JEI's con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion pro­gramme which seeks to pro­vide con­tin­u­ous train­ing and devel­op­ment to ju­di­cial of­fi­cers and staff at­tached to the ECSC.

This year's con­fer­ence fo­cused on the holis­tic devel­op­ment of Regis­trars and Court Ad­min­is­tra­tors. Some of the ob­jec­tives of the con­fer­ence were: to im­prove the ef­fi­ciency of Regis­trars, Deputy Regis­trars and Court Ad­min­is­tra­tors in the ex­e­cu­tion of their du­ties; to foster im­proved com­mu­ni­ca­tion among the Regis­trars, Court Ad­min­is­tra­tors and their stake­hold­ers, and to en­hance the ad­min­is­tra­tive and ju­di­cial func­tions of Regis­trars as man­agers of their reg­istries, among other ar­eas.

The top­ics ex­plored by the ex­pe­ri­enced team of pre­sen­ters were: the Role of the Reg­is­trar/Staff in cre­at­ing pub­lic trust and con­fi­dence in the ju­di­ciary, Ac­knowl­edge­ment of Ser­vice and De­fence - De­fault Judg­ments/Judg­ments on Ad­mis­sion, Case Man­age­ment/ Pre-Trial Re­view, En­force­ment of Judg­ments/Or­ders and Reg­is­trar as Man­ager. These top­ics pro­vided the ideal op­por­tu­nity for par­tic­i­pants to in­ter­act with fel­low col­leagues from other Mem­ber States and Ter­ri­to­ries and to learn from and share with each other about their vary­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions' ef­fi­ciency and ef­fec­tive­ness.

The con­fer­ence was fa­cil­i­tated by an ex­pe­ri­enced team of Ju­di­cial Of­fi­cers who are fel­lows of the Com­mon­wealth Ju­di­cial Ed­u­ca­tion In­sti­tute ably led by Her Lady­ship the Hon. Dame Jan­ice M. Pereira DBE, Chief Jus­tice, Hon. Mde Jus­tice Thom, Jus­tice of Ap­peal and Chair­man of the JEI, as well as mem­bers of the ECSC's se­nior man­age­ment team and At­tor­neys at Law.

The par­tic­i­pants gave the or­gan­is­ers thumbs up for or­gan­is­ing the con­fer­ence and ex­pressed their ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the train­ing as it pro­vided well needed dis­course. Par­tic­i­pants also shared that they were able to iden­tify some best prac­tices and gain some trans­fer­able skills from the pre­sen­ters and col­leagues that they will take back to their in­di­vid­ual Mem­ber States and Ter­ri­to­ries with a view to im­prov­ing their op­er­a­tions.

The JEI of the ECSC is a com­mit­tee of the Of­fice of the Chief Jus­tice. The In­sti­tute is gov­erned by the Chair­man and the Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee which are ap­pointed by the Chief Jus­tice. To learn more about the Ju­di­cial Ed­u­ca­tion In­sti­tute please visit the web­site at: www.ec­courts.org/ju­di­ciale­d­u­ca­tion-in­stitue-his­tory or call 758-457-3600.

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