Registrars & Court Administrators Conference 2018
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.