Justice Judith Jones Sworn in as a Justice of Appeal

Madame Justice Judith Jones began her early education at Bishop Anstey High School in Port of Spain, she then the University of The West Indies, and the Hugh Wooding Law School and was subsequently admitted to practice law in Trinidad and Tobago on December 1, 1978.

Her first employment was as a barrister in the Chambers of Karl T. Hudson-Phillips, ORTT, QC where her focus was on the Civil and Family Courts as well as the Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago.  During this time she also tutored at the Hugh Wooding Law School in both Evidence and Civil Procedure and Practice. She held the post of Director of the Legal Aid and Advisory Authority of Trinidad and Tobago from the years 1996 to 2002.

While in private practice she also served as a member of several cabinet appointed committees including a committee to revise and update the Domestic Violence Legislation and another to establish police protocols for handling domestic violence complaints.  She was a long-standing member of the Council of the Law Association and the Disciplinary Committee of the Law Association.  As a member of the Law Association, Madame Justice Jones had the privilege of participating in the Train the Trainers advocacy program run by Grey’s Inn, London and remains committed to training young lawyers in advocacy skills.  Justice Jones is a qualified mediator having received her training in 1998 in both civil and family mediation from the University of Southern Florida.

In December 2004 she was appointed a High Court Judge, having previously served as a Temporary Judge from January of that year.  Justice Jones also sits on the Board of the Judicial Education Institute of Trinidad and Tobago and became a fellow of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute in 2010.