The Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project is pleased to support the hosting of the CCJ Academy of Law 5th Biennial Conference which will be held in partnership with the General Legal Council of Jamaica from December 13 – 15, 2018. This year’s Conference will be staged under the theme “The Future of Legal Practice in the Caribbean – Catalyst for Regional Success?” at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica.
The event will bring together approximately 300 legal luminaries from around the region, and further afield, including the judiciary, legal profession, government officials, law enforcement professionals, creative industry practitioners, regulators, banking and other private sector business interests. The Conference will be jointly chaired by the Honourable Mr. Justice Winston Anderson, Judge, Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and the Honourable Mr. Justice Dennis Morrison, President, Court of Appeal, Jamaica.
The 5th Biennial Conference has three main areas of focus which include:
- The Law as a Facilitator of Business and Development: These sessions will focus on the operational side of the legal and justice system. Discussions on contemporary legal topics will be examined through regionally relevant lenses. These robust offerings will extend to emerging economic issues which have significant implications for attorneys and their clients.
- Legal Issues pertaining to Intellectual Property (IP): IP thought leaders, and their stakeholders will gather to discuss measuring and monetizing creative and knowledge-based assets and, most importantly, working with creators to ensure their assets are protected and their rights enforced.
- Facilitating Access to Justice: This Conference stream examines how access to justice continues to be a critical focus in the practice of law and delivery of justice. Presenters will reflect on recent developments and innovations and posit how best to prepare for emerging challenges and opportunities on the access to justice agenda. The Conference offers an opportunity to consider how the judiciary, lawyers and other stakeholders can continue to efficiently deliver high-quality services and improve access to justice for all.
The JURIST Project will also launch its Criminal Bench Book for Magistrates and Parish Court Judges at the Conference.
Further information on the Conference is available at: www.ccjacademy.org.