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CCJ president to address virtual regional conference


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CCJ president to address virtual regional conference
Justice Adrian Saunders (FILE)

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Bridgetown – A two-day conference aimed at ensuring that Caribbean judicial and legal officers have a forum to share experiences and track the technology trends shaping courts, the legal profession and society, gets underway on Wednesday.

The virtual event titled “Evolving Judicial and Legal Practices for the Digital Age” is being hosted by the Caribbean Agency for Justice Solutions (APEX) and the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN).

APEX executive director, Bevil Wooding, who is also director of Caribbean Affairs for ARIN, said that the Justice and Technology series is a unique collaboration between regional and international internet and justice sector organisations.

He said it will bring together leading jurists, technologists, lawyers, and scholars to “share insights, experiences, and research as they discuss and better understand how regional and global technological innovation and trends are impacting the courts, justice delivery, the legal profession, and legal practitioners”.

President of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders, will deliver the keynote address on the theme “The Internet, Law and Society – Evolving Impact of Technology on the Judiciary”.

Other speakers include the former CCJ president, Sir Dennis Byron, who is also the chairman of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute, Justice Michelle Arana, the acting Chief Justice of Belize as well as Justice Margaret McKeown, a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and Michael Abejuela, ARIN’s General Counsel.

The two-day event is being held in collaboration with the Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Bar Associations (CAJO); The Organization of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations (OCCBA); the Internet Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACNIC); the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), and the Bahamas-based Eugene Dupuch Law School. (CMC)