The Hon. Mme. Justice Maureen Rajnauth-Lee is a Judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). She is the first woman citizen of Trinidad and Tobago to be appointed to the CCJ Bench. She is a former Justice of Appeal of the Trinidad and Tobago Judiciary and graduate of the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and of the Hugh Wooding Law School. Admitted to practise law in 1980, she served in the Solicitor General’s Department and in 1986, embarked on a career in private practice. She is a founding member and former Vice-President of the Caribbean Association of Women Judges and of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Women Judges. She is a certified Mediator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Justice Rajnauth-Lee chaired the Sexual Offences Advisory Committee appointed under the JURIST Project to provide support for the development of the Sexual Offences Model Guidelines for the Caribbean Region and for the establishment of a Sexual Offences Model Court in Antigua and Barbuda.
In 2018, Justice Rajnauth-Lee was honoured as an Outstanding Alumna of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. In 2021, she was installed as one of the Patrons of the Caribbean Association of Women Judges.
In 2021-2022, Justice Rajnauth-Lee co-chaired the CCJ Academy for Law – Pioneering Caribbean Women Jurists Project – along with Justice Winston Anderson, CCJ Judge and Chair of the CCJ Academy for Law. The two Judges co-edited a book which featured 34 Pioneering Caribbean Women Jurists, produced several videos highlighting the lives of these 34 Women Jurists, and hosted a Virtual Awards Ceremony honouring them.