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New chief parliamentary counsel appointed

Monday, April 15, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Attorney-at-law Judith Grant has been appointed Chief Parliamentary Counsel in the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel (OPC), at the Ministry of Justice. An attorney-at-law for more than 22 years, Grant assumed official duties on March 1.

The justice ministry outlined that Grant started her career in the legal profession in 1997 as a judicial clerk at the Court of Appeal where her legal research assisted in the preparation of draft judgments issued by Judges of the Court. She moved to the OPC a year later, where she has served since.

Her contributions to the administration of the rule of law in Jamaica are noteworthy, including the drafting of various legislation including the Child Care and Protection Act, the Child Pornography Prevention Act, the Cybercrimes Act, and the Terrorism Prevention Act, the ministry said.

She is also credited with the co-creation of It Inna Di Law! A Guide to Jamaica's Environmental Laws, a 2005 publication of the Jamaica Environment Trust.

The Office of the Parliamentary Counsel is the Law Office of the Government charged with the responsibility for the preparation of draft legislation. It consists of a cadre of attorneys-at-law headed by the Chief Parliamentary Counsel and supported by administrative and secretarial staff.

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