Short Term Mediation Programme

The Ministry of Justice, in partnership with the Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF) will be promoting the use of mediation as an alternative means of dispute resolution by funding a short-term mediation pilot programme for matters referred by the parish courts.

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Jury Act Part 2

On this week’s You and the Law, we’re continuing our look at the Jury Act, including some of the things persons who are summoned for Jury Duty should bear in mind.

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Jury Act Part 1

On this week’s You and the Law, we’re beginning our look at the Jury Act, including the process and requirements for jury member selection.

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The Right To Due Process Part 2

Last week we left off with circumstances under which a trial, particularly one that has been sensationalized or one that is hyper visible to the public can be relocated from one parish to another to ensure due process for the accused.

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The Right To Due Process Part 1

On this week’s You and the Law, we’re looking at the right to due process, what it means and the factors that could infringe on this right.

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Justice of The Peace Act

On this week’s You and the Law, we’re looking at some of the provisions of the 2018 Justice of the Peace Act.

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Disabilities Act Regulations Part 2

On this week’s You and the Law, we’re continue breaking down some of the highlights of the Regulations for the Disabilities Act which were recently approved in the House of Representatives.

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Disabilities Act Regulations Approved

On this week’s You and the Law, we’re breaking down some of the highlights of the Regulations for the Disabilities Act which were recently approved in the House of Representatives.

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The Right To Legal Representation

On this week’s You and the Law, we’re looking at the importance of the guaranteed right to legal representation that is afforded to all Jamaicans.

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Home Circuit Court Opening Highlights

On this week’s You and the Law, we’re share at the highlights from the recent opening ceremony of the Home Circuit Court for the Michealmas Term.

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Pursuing Legal Education Pt. 2

On this week’s You and the Law, we’re continuing our look at pursuing legal education and bringing you some tips and things to bear in mind if you’re considering the career path.

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Pursuing Legal Education Pt. 1

So, you want to be an attorney, or maybe you’re just looking at pursuing legal education. On this week’s You and the Law, we’re bringing you some tips and things to bear in mind if you’re considering this career path.

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Rights When In Custody

On this week’s You and the Law, we’re exploring the things you need to bear in mind if you ever find yourself in police custody.

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Accessing Legal Aid

On this week’s You and the Law, we’re looking at how the services of the Legal Aid Council (LAC) in the Ministry of Justice are being offered despite the COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

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Mediation

On this week’s You and the Law, we’re looking at a process you may or may not have heard about called Mediation. What is it and how does it benefit you?

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Reporting Child Abuse

This week on You & The Law, we’re looking at how suspected or actual cases of child abuse should handled.

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Judicature (Appellate Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Act Passed In Parliament

The House of Representative has passed a bill that will grant the right of appeal to prosecuting attorneys in criminal matters under certain circumstances.  On this week’s edition of You & the Law, we break down what the proposed Judicature (Appellate Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Act will mean for the justice system.

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Bill Passed To Amend Extradition Act – July 10, 2021

The House of Representatives recently approved the Extradition (Amendment) Bill, 2021 following concerns expressed by the United States State Department on the difficulty in acquiring the affidavits of victims of crimes in extradition proceedings.

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Elder Abuse & The Law #2 – June 26, 2021

In our last programme we looked at how the Domestic Violence Act can be used to protect the elderly and senior citizens from abuse. Now, we look at how the Offences Against the Person Act, the Sexual Offences Act and the Maintenance Act can be used in the similar fashion.

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