Closing Date: May 24, 2024

Type of Vacancy:

Details of the Post

To serve in any of the Member States and Territories of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.  Applicants may be posted in a Member State or Territory despite being a citizen or resident of that country if the circumstances permit.

Applicants for the position of High Court Judge must:

  • be or have been a judge of a court of unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters in some part of the Commonwealth or a court having jurisdiction in appeals from such a court; or
  • be qualified to practise as an advocate in such a court, and has so practised for a period or periods amounting in the aggregate to not less than 10 years.

This appointment requires, in the main, presiding over a busy criminal docket and being able to deploy active case management strategies throughout all stages of the criminal trial process to ensure expeditious and effective resolution of cases. The post-holder may also be required to sit without a jury, as permitted by the relevant law, and be able to give reasons for decisions made in such cases and in respect of sentences imposed in a timely manner.  It is desirable therefore that applicants have a common law background and sound knowledge and experience in criminal practice and procedure. However, knowledge and experience in a combination of both criminal and civil practice and procedure is ideal. Specialist judicial experience in the criminal division of a superior court of record, though not a requirement, is desirable.

Applicants are also expected to possess a high level of personal integrity and if successful are expected to subscribe to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Code of Judicial Conduct.  

TOTAL SALARY: EC$17,966.50 monthly inclusive of transportation and entertainment allowances, tax free.

Other benefits include, among others, fully funded medical insurance plan, non-contributory pension plan; rent-free accommodation or housing allowance, provision of orderly/driver.  

Interested persons may download an application package from the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court’s Website – www.eccourts.org or make a request in writing from:

The Secretary

Judicial and Legal Services Commission

P. O. Box 1093

The Waterfront


Saint Lucia, West Indies

Telephone: [758] 457-3600

Email:  jlsc@eccourts.org

Deadline for receipt of applications:  Friday, 24th May 2024.

Note:  Only suitably qualified applicants will be acknowledged.

The Commission does not bind itself to make an appointment from among those persons who apply.

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