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The Protocol For Addressing Judicial Officers And Presiding Personnel In Jamaica

The Judiciary

The Chief Justice and the President of the Court of Appeal

The formal mode of Address in writing:

Open Salutation

Closing Salutation

Verbal Address

On the bench

The Honourable Mr. Justice B. Sykes, OJ, CD

Chief Justice  

Dear Chief Justice/Mr. Justice Bryan Sykes/Sir /Madam

Yours Faithfully,

“Chief Justice” or “Mr. Justice Sykes”

My Lord/Lady  or Your Lordship/Ladyship

The Honourable Mr. Justice C. Dennis Morrison, CD

President of the Court of Appeal

Dear Mr. Justice Morrison

Yours Faithfully,

“President” or “Mr Justice Morrison”

My Lord/Lady  or Your Lordship/Ladyship

The Honourable Mr/Mrs. Justice……OJ/CD

Chief Justice/President of the Court of Appeal (ret’d)

Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms Justice

Yours Faithfully,

 Mr/Mrs./Ms Justice

 

 

Court of Appeal Judges (High Court Judges)

Judges at the Court of Appeal are titled “Judge of Appeal’ or ‘Appellate Judge”.

The formal mode of Address in writing:

Open Salutation

Closing Salutation

Verbal Address

On the bench

The Honourable Mr/Mrs Justice……

Judge of Appeal

Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms Justice,

Yours Faithfully

Mr/Mrs/Ms Justice

My Lord/Lady  or Your Lordship/Ladyship

The Honourable Mr/Mrs. Justice…..

Judge of Appeal (ret’d)

Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms Justice,

Yours Faithfully

Mr/Mrs/Ms Justice

 

 

Puisne Judges and Master-in- Chamber

Judges at the Supreme Court are titled “Puisne Judge”.   The Master in Chamber rules on civil cases in Chamber.

The formal mode of Address in writing:

Open Salutation

Closing Salutation

Verbal Address

On the bench

The Honourable Mrs. Justice C. Lawrence Beswick, CD

Senior Puisne Judge

Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms Justice,

Yours Faithfully

Mr/Mrs/Ms Justice

My Lord/Lady  or Your Lordship/Ladyship

The Honourable Mr/Mrs Justice……

Puisne Judge

Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms Justice,

Yours Faithfully

Mr/Mrs/Ms Justice

My Lord/Lady  or Your Lordship/Ladyship

Mr/Mrs./Miss Blackburn

Master-in-Chamber

Dear Mr/Mrs./Miss Blackburn,

Yours Faithfully

Mr/Mrs./Miss Blackburn

 

Master

The Honourable Mr/Mrs. Justice…..

Puisne Judge (ret’d)

Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms Justice,

Yours Faithfully

Mr/Mrs/Ms Justice

 

 

Parish Court Judges (Formerly: Resident Magistrate) and Justice of Peace

The formal mode of Address in writing:

Open Salutation

Closing Salutation

Verbal Address

On the bench

His/Her Mr/Mrs./Ms….

Senior Parish Court Judge

Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms,

Yours Sincerely

Mr/Mrs/Ms Justice

Your Honour

His/Her Mr/Mrs./Ms….

Parish Court Judge

Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms Justice,

Yours Sincerely

Mr/Mrs/Ms Justice

Your Honour

Mr/Mrs./Ms….JP

 

Dear Mr/Mrs./Ms

Yours Sincerely

Mr/Mrs./Ms

 

Your Worship

His/Her Mr/Mrs./Ms….

Parish Court Judge (ret’d)

Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms Justice,

Yours Sincerely

Mr/Mrs/Ms Justice

 

 

 

Last updated: 2018 May 8