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DEPUTY REGISTRAR & MARSHAL

The Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission invites applications for the following positions at the Caribbean Court of Justice: Deputy Registrar & Marshal

Interested? Get the details here how to apply.

All Applications must be submitted on the following application form which must be downloaded, completed and signed: Application-Form

Applications are to be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time on April 5, 2019 via email to recruitment@rjlsc.org or delivered/mailed to:

The Human Resources Manager

Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission

#134 Henry Street 
Port of Spain

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 

Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.

Click here to the Caribbean Court of Justice website to for information before applying.

Position Objective:

To assist the Registrar & Marshal, the President and Judges in the discharge of their judicial functions and the legal and quasi-judicial work of the Registry.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

Leadership and Management

• Participates in the development, implementation and review of strategic and business unit plans including, identifying problems and devising and implementing appropriate solutions.

• Contributes to the development, implementation, review and refinement of policies, procedures and systems to support and improve the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the Registry.

• Oversees the work of supervised staff; provides guidance and coaching as necessary to achieve desired results and conducts performance reviews

• Identifies and ensures the fulfilment of the training and development needs of the Registry staff and provides ongoing coaching and mentoring to them.

• Prepares and monitors the Department’s biennial budget

• Monitors workflow in the Department and recommends improvements to existing processes and procedures.

• Conducts regular group and individual meetings with staff supervised to promote open communication, including timely sharing of relevant information, for the efficient operation of the Department.

• Plans, assigns and coordinates the work of activities in the Department which comprises case management services in the preparations of court hearings, customer service, judicial support and counter and e-file service.

• Supervises and coordinates the work of staff engaged in reviewing and checking information, receiving and filing legal documents and preparing lists for court hearings by:

- reviewing and monitoring work;

o providing guidance/direction as necessary;

- ensuring compliance with required legislation and/or Rules of Court

o assigning work; and

o evaluating performance and preparation of performance appraisals.

• Represents the CCJ at local and international fora and on various committees as required by the President and/or the Registrar Marshal.

Registry Management/Court Services

• Accepts, transmits and takes custody of documents related to court matters.

• Effects service as provided for under the Rules of Court.

• Prepares, signs and issues Court orders based on decisions of the Court.

• Maintains the register of appeals and register of cases and ensures weekly updates.

• Performs the functions of taxing master and Deputy Marshal.

• Publishes court judgments, advisory opinions and such other documents as may be required to be published under the Rules of Court.

• Gives directions in matters before the Court as prescribed by the Rules of Court.

• Exercises the powers and jurisdiction as are from time to time prescribed by the Rules of Court.

• Ensures that follow up-action pertaining to court orders and matters is carried out.

• Oversees the preparation of court documents, correspondence, and filing in accordance with legislative requirements, procedural manuals and practice directions.

• Facilitates and manages courtroom processes and liaising with members of the judiciary.

• Provides information and advice on court procedures and practices, including applying legislation relating to Referrals to relevant stakeholders including legal practitioners, government agencies, clients and the general public.

• Provides a high level of support to the Bench in preparation for and during court sittings.

• Responds to queries concerning the Court and its work.

• Assists the Registrar & Marshal in liaising with sub-registries where necessary.

• Makes arrangements for such interpretations or verification of translations into the Court’s official language as the Court may require in connection with proceedings before the Court.

• Checks Judgments for accuracy, formatting, citations grammar, appearances of attorney and court panel (judges’ names) and manages the distribution.

• Oversees the preparation of statistics on court performance based on CourTools, verifies accuracy of data and results presented, guides staff in troubleshooting discrepancies and signs off reports prepared by staff.

• Ensures compliance with established protocols in accordance with the standards for court excellence for the department and Sub-Registries.

• Performs the judicial duties of the Registrar in her absence and other duties as approved by the President and the Commission.

Other

• Assists with the management of special projects as required by the Registrar & Marshal and/or the President.

• Assists in the drafting, vetting and reviewing of contracts on behalf of the Court.

• Assists the Registrar & Marshal in performing functions of the Secretary to the Commission.

• Serves on committees as required.

• Performs any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Expert knowledge of Court Registry operations, administration, organisation, procedure, protocol and management practices.

• Sound knowledge of the CCJ Rules of Court (Original and Appellate Jurisdictions).

• Sound knowledge of case-flow management.

• Working knowledge of Visioning and Strategic Planning.

• Excellent interpersonal, communications (oral and written) and presentation skills.

• Excellent customer service skills.

• Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite of programmes, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint and case management software.

• Ability to collect and compile standard statistical data using core Court performance tools.

• Ability to build trust and credibility and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other colleagues, judicial and administrative officers, legal practitioners, representatives of government and private agencies and members of the general public throughout the CARICOM region.

• Ability to effectively implement and administer strategic and business plans.

• Ability to work in a team, and demonstrate the highest level of professional integrity, respect and diplomacy for colleagues and others.

• Ability to efficiently manage time, multi-task and function effectively in a fast paced and demanding environment.

• Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

INTERNAL RELATIONS:

Liaises with:

• Judges

• Library Unit

• Information Technology Unit

• Protocol and Information Units

• Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission, and its Secretariat.


EXTERNAL RELATIONS:

Liaises with:

• Relevant members of the Legal fraternity

• Governmental agencies

• Registries

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

• Attorney at law with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Legal Education Certificate (LEC).

• Certificate in Management/Leadership Development.

• Seven (7) years’ experience in a senior capacity in a judiciary in the Commonwealth such as Registrar, Deputy Registrar, Assistant Registrar or Chief Magistrate.


BASE SALARY: US$4,114.39 (Free of Tax)

 

Job Info:

Department: N/A
Unit: Registry
Reports Directly To: Registrar & Marshal
Reports Indirectly To: President
Directly Supervises: Registry Supervisor, Executive - Assistants (Judicial) - Judicial Counsels
Indirectly Supervises: Case Management Officers - Court Support Officer

Quick overview

Interested? Get the details here how to apply.

All Applications must be submitted on the following application form which must be downloaded, completed and signed: Application-Form

Applications are to be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time on April 5, 2019 via email to recruitment@rjlsc.org or delivered/mailed to:

The Human Resources Manager

Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission

#134 Henry Street 
Port of Spain

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 

Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.

Click here to the Caribbean Court of Justice website to for information before applying.

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