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Magistrate

Job Details

  • Agency: Judicial and Legal Services Commission
  • Reference: R0292021
  • Posted: 04-Feb-2021
  • Closing Date: 01-Mar-2021
  • Salary: CI$165,400.96
  • Job Description

On behalf of His Excellency the Governor, Martyn Roper, OBE, the Cayman Islands Judicial and Legal Services Commission invites applications for the position of:

MAGISTRATE

As one of a bench currently comprising four magistrates (including the Chief Magistrate), the post-holder will be responsible for the conduct in Summary Court of cases regarding criminal, traffic, youth justice, juvenile (care and protection), maintenance/affiliation, and summary court civil matters, and coroner’s inquests.

Candidates must:-

  • have a minimum of 5 years post-qualification experience in the practice of law and be qualified to practice as a lawyer in the Cayman Islands, the United Kingdom or elsewhere in the Commonwealth;
  • possess a sound and thorough knowledge of the particular areas of law which this post needs, and have the ability to interpret and apply local legislation and case law in making decisions;
  • possess excellent research, analytical, oral and written skills (in addition to basic computer skills);
  • have the ability to exercise good judgment and commitment; and to be conscientious and work diligently;
  • be able to command the respect of the legal profession and the community, and possess absolute personal integrity;
  • be able to demonstrate procedural fairness in all cases and deal tactfully and courteously with all participants as well as with the public; and
  • be a person of maturity and sound judgement, possessing strong communication and listening skills and expertise in time management.

The post-holder should preferably have:

  • experience of drug trials, particularly drug importation and trafficking cases, and less serious drug cases through the Drug Rehabilitation Court;
  • experience in dealing with psychiatrically-impaired offenders in Mental Health Courts; and
  • a willingness to take part in various pilot projects in the Summary Court aimed at a more restorative approach to the treatment of matters (such as domestic violence) which may lead to the promulgation of legislation for the establishment of new specialist courts.

The post-holder will be subject to a Code of Conduct promulgated by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission and will receive an appointment to the age of 70 and benefits will be determined in accordance with the Judges Allowances and Emoluments Law (as amended from time to time).

Please submit completed Application Form and résumé to:

Deborah Bodden

Manager, Commissions Secretariat

2nd Floor, Artemis House, 67 Fort Street, George Town

P.O. Box 391 Grand Cayman KY1-1106, CAYMAN ISLANDS

Email: info@judicialandlegalservicescommission.ky or deborah.bodden@gov.ky

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1 MARCH 2021

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