Monday, September 01, 2003 - Judicial officers, Masters, Judges and Magistrates,
are among some forty persons expected to benefit from a two-day Headnoting and
Law Writing workshop slated for the 8th and 9th of September at the Windjammer
Landing Resort. Targeted specifically at registrars and librarians of the court
and members of the Bar Association from each of the member countries of the OECS,
the workshop is geared at achieving proper record management and a standardized
writing of head notes across the region.
Programme Director of the Judicial Education Institute of the Eastern Caribbean
Supreme Court, Lilith Dalphinis, says the upcoming workshop is just one of the
many programmes by the Institute to enhance the efficiency of the judicial
“We recognize that the transmission of skills and knowledge is one of the most
important mediums that we can use to ensure that the administration of justice
is efficient, because members of the public often feel that cases take too long
before they are heard”.
Headnotes are abstracts or summaries of judgements written at the top of each
judgement and serves to facilitate research whether by electronic means or
hardcopy. The workshop will sharpen the skills of judges in writing up these
headnotes which will facilitate speedier and more efficient research.
The Judicial Education Institute is the education arm of the Eastern Caribbean
Supreme Court’s effort to enhance the administration of justice through the
training and education of judicial officers.