Deputy Registrar and Deputy Marshal

9 Apr 2013

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) invites suitably qualified CARICOM citizens to apply for the following permanent and pensionable position.

Overview:

The Deputy Registrar and Deputy Marshal reports to the Registrar and assists the Court, the President and Judges in the discharge of their judicial functions.  The Deputy Registrar may, subject to the direction of the Registrar, exercise and perform all or any of the powers and duties of the Registrar.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Registrar in the supervision of the legal and quasi-judicial work of the Court Registry.  
  • Accepts, transmits and takes custody of documents related to court matters.
  • Performs the functions of taxing master.
  • Effects service as provided for under the Rules of Court.
  •  Prepares, signs and issues Court orders.
  • Exercises the powers and jurisdiction as are from time to time prescribed by the Rules of Court.
  • Assists the Registrar with the training of staff.
  • Keeps an electronic record of cases before the Court and updates the status of same.
  • 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.
  • Publishes Court judgments, advisory opinions and such other documents as may be required to be published under the Rules of Court.
  • Gives direction in matters before the Court as prescribed by the Rules of Court.
  • 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 in implementing such special assignments and instructions as directed by the President.
  • Assists the Registrar in performing the functions of Secretary to the Commission.
  • Assists the Registrar in liaising with the regional deputy registrars where necessary.
  • Performs the duties of the Registrar in her absence.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Sound knowledge of Court Registry operations, practices, procedures and protocols.
  • Track record in administration and management practices.
  • Knowledgeable about the Caribbean Court of Justice Rules of Court (Original and Appellate Jurisdictions).
  • Knowledgeable about the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and the Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice.
  • Sound knowledge of international, regional and local courts and organisations.
  • Familiarity with International Law.
  • Familiarity with Caseflow Management principles.
  • Knowledge of research methods, techniques and sources of electronic databases.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to make sound judgments.
  • Resourceful and able to develop creative solutions to a myriad of problems.
  • High level of energy and drive and adaptability to a fast-paced changing environment.
  • Ability to build trust, credibility and effective working relationships with all levels of staff within the organization and with external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications (oral and written) and presentation skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize with ease.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite of programmes.

Developing Competency:  Regional Outlook

Minimum Experience and Training:
An attorney-at-law of a minimum of eight (8) years standing, with extensive knowledge of the workings of a Court as would have been gained in a similar court system in a senior capacity such as Registrar, Deputy Registrar/Assistant Registrar, or Chief Magistrate.

Compensation:  Salary Band 4: US$4,000.00 – US$5,300 (free of tax)

Application forms can be accessed:

  1. By downloading here.
  2. Upon request via electronic mail, fax or contacting (868) 623 8376; or
  3. By hand from the office of the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission at 134 Henry Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Applications may be submitted with a Curriculum Vitae:

  1. Electronically to rjlsc@caribbeancourtofjustice.org 
  2. By Fax to (868) 625 4004
  3. By Hand/Post to the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission at 134 Henry Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad. 

Only applications submitted electronically will be acknowledged.

 DeadlineFriday 26th April 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
Atlantic Standard Time (Trinidad  & Tobago)