Eastern Caribbean Supreme Training in Digital Audio Recording of Court Proceedings
In recognition of the importance of proper recording of court proceedings, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) through its Judicial Education Institute (JEI), will host training sessions on the use of Digital Audio Recording of Court Proceedings for judicial officers and court staff.
The training session is supported by the Canadian funded Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project. The Project is a nine-year regional Caribbean judicial reform initiative (2014-2023) funded under an arrangement with the Government of Canada and being implemented by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)on behalf of the Conference of Heads of Judiciary of CARICOM (the Conference).. The Project is working with judiciaries in the region to support their efforts to improve court administration and strengthen the ability of the courts and the judiciary to resolve cases efficiently and fairly.
The Digital Audio Recording Training is for Judges and the court staff who operate the Liberty Audio Recording system. For several years now each of the Courts in the OECS have been equipped with Audio Recording equipment. This has improved the efficiency of the judicial process by reducing the length of trials and enhancing efficient case flow.
The in-person training will be carried out in two cohorts covering both theory and practical exercises. Cohort one will be held in Saint Lucia from April 19 – 22, 2022. Judges and the court staff members who operate the Audio Recording equipment from the islands of Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Saint Lucia will be trained.
The second cohort will be held in Antigua and Barbuda from April 25 – 28, 2022. Judges and the court staff who operate the Audio Recording equipment in the islands of Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, The Territory of the Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Dominica, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis will participate in cohort two.
This training will provide the opportunity for judicial officers to better understand how to use the system/software efficiently and effectively, particularly when working as a team with their court clerks.
The proficient facilitators for the sessions are Honourable Karen Cassidy, retired Assignment Judge of the Superior Court of Union County, now of Counsel to Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold and Mangan in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. She will be working with Mr. Collins Ijoma, retired Trial Court Administrator for the Superior Court of Newark, New Jersey, and Mr. Jeffrey Newman, CEO of Newman Sage Consulting.
To learn more about the Judicial Education Institute of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court please visit our website at: www.eccourts.org or call us at Tel: 758-457-3600.