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PROTOCOL FOR ADDRESSING JUDICIAL OFFICERS

THE PROTOCOL FOR ADDRESSING JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND PRESIDING PERSONNEL IN JAMAICA

 

Address (in correspondence) Dear In Court
The Honourable The Chief Justice of Jamaica Chief Justice My Lord
Or
My Lady
The Honourable President of the Court of Appeal of Jamaica President
The Honourable Justice AB Retired Chief Justice/President Title in Private Capacity N/A

 

Court of Appeal Judges

Judges who sit in the Court of Appeal are known officially as Judges of the Appeal. They should be addressed as follows:

Address Dear In Court
The Honourable Justice AB
Judge of Appeal
The Honourable
Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms Justice AB
My Lord
Or
My Lady

 

Supreme Court Judges

The official designation of Supreme Court Judges is as follows:

Office /Position Address (in Correspondence) Dear In Court
The Senior Puisne Judge The Honourable Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms AB
Senior Puisne Judge/Judge
Judge My Lord
Or
My Lady
Supreme Court Judge The Honourable Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms Justice AB Judge
Supreme Court Judge The Honourable Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms Judge

 

Supreme Court Masters & Registrars

Office/Position Address
(in Correspondence)
Dear … In Court
Master in Chambers Master AB
(Whether male or female)
Master Master
Registrar Mr or Madam Registrar Registrar Registrar

 

Circuit Court Judges

Circuit Court Judges are Judges of the Supreme Court should be addressed according to that protocol

 

Parish Court Judges

Address
(in Correspondence)
Dear … In Court
His/Her Honour Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms AB
Parish Judge for the parish of PQ
Judge Your Honour

 

Justices of the Peace who preside in judicial proceedings

Address
(in Correspondence)
In Court
Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms AB, JP Your Worship, or Sir, or Madam

 

Tribunal Chairmen and Members

Address
(in Correspondence)
Dear … In Hearing
Mr/Mrs/Ms Sir/Madam Sir or Madam

 

 

Last updated: 2017 January 24