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Justice Sector Gets Boost through Justice Training Institute
The Human Resource element of the Justice System was bolstered with the graduation of 40 persons from the Justice Training institute (JTI) on December 12, 2013 at the St. Peter & Paul Church Hall in St. Andrew.
The graduates presented were successful in completing training in the Deputy Clerks Qualifying Course, Diploma in Paralegal Studies and Certificate in Introduction to Computer Application. The graduates were congratulated by Chief Justice Zaila McCalla who also pointed out the significant impact their contribution in the various areas of the judicial system would have.
Justice McCalla hastened to point out how impressed she was to see that the size of the cohort had grown significantly compared to previous ones. The Chief Justice emphasized the highly important role that Deputy Clerks played, in supporting the overall judicial structure through their steadfast contribution to ensure the smooth running of the court system through the various Resident Magistrates Courts across the island. She further pointed out that they should continue to provide selfless guidance to the many young attorneys entering the court system as Clerks of Court .
In her address to the graduates she advised that they must be keen to make themselves aware of the various methodologies that may be used in the execution of their duties, through leveraging technology to help stem crimes in the very technologically fluid environment in which criminals operate. The Chief Justice also charged the graduates to maintain integrity, honesty, and courtesy on and off the job.
JTI is the training arm of the Ministry of Justice, which was established by an Act of Parliament in July 1997. Its overarching mandate is to provide training and staff development activities of the highest quality to the meet needs, and build the capacity of the justice sector in accordance with international standards.