Judges and judicial justices don’t just preside in court and volunteer in their communities. They also volunteer to serve on the various committees established within the Court to help the Chief Judge with the Court’s administration and contribute to the education of their colleagues.
The Court’s Committees
Perhaps because Judicial Case Managers don’t wear judicial robes, or because they also perform trial scheduling duties in an office environment, some people - both lawyers and non-lawyers - are confused about how they should behave in proceedings before them.
A Commonwealth country on the north coast of South America with a population of about 800,000, Guyana has a Magistrates Court with criminal law responsibilities similar to those of our Provincial Court.
You filed a Notice of Claim (if you’re suing someone) or a Reply (if you’re being sued) in Small Claims Court and now you’ve received a notice that you have to attend a Settlement Conference at the courthouse. What happens at a Provincial Court Settlement Conference? How should you prepare?
What to expect
As Associate Chief Judges Gurmail Gill and Nancy Phillips returned to full-time sitting duties earlier this year, they were replaced by two judges who bring strong administrative, consensus- building and communications skills to the Court’s administrative team.