The Honourable Mr. Justice Peter Jamadar
The Honourable Mr. Justice Peter Jamadar obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree, UWI (Hons) in 1982 and his Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School, St. Augustine in 1984. In 1984, he was admitted to the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago. On September 15, 1997 he was appointed a Puisne Judge of the High Court, and on October 1, 2008 he was elevated to the Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago. Prior to this, he was in private practice as an Attorney-at-Law in Chambers with his father Vernon Jamadar from 1984 to 1991, and a partner in the firm Jamadar and Kangaloo from 1991 to 1994. He is a former President of the Assembly of Southern Lawyers and former Executive Member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago. From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Justice Jamadar attended the University of Toronto, Canada and obtained the degree of Master of Divinity (First Class). In June 2004, he completed the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute’s (CJEI) Intensive Study Programme for Judicial Educators and he became a Fellow of the CJEI; he is now Vice President (Programming) and a Faculty member of the CJEI. Mr. Justice Jamadar is the current Vice Chairman of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO). He is deeply involved in judicial education nationally, regionally and internationally. He is also a certified Transpersonal Psychologist (2007) and a certified Mediator (2011).
Mr. Justice Jamadar has written two books: “The Mechanics of Democracy”(1989), Inprint Ltd, and “Democracy & Constitution Reform in Trinidad and Tobago”(with Dr. Kirk Meighoo) 2008, Ian Randle Publishers Ltd. He has also written numerous articles and authored various publications relating to law, including: “Women and the Law”, in Why Not a Woman? 1993, Paria Publishing Co. Ltd.; “Sabbatical Leave for Judicial Officers, the Case for, in Trinidad and Tobago”, West Indian Law Journal, Vol. 33, May & October, 2008, Nos. 1 & 2; “Art and Techniques of Adjudicating, Uncovering the Artistry of Adjudication”, West Indian Law Journal, Vol. 35, May, 2010, No. 1; “Access to Justice, Pathway to Peace: Constructing Sustainable Civilizations”, CJEI Report, Newsletter of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute, Winter 2010; “The Triumphs and Trials of Judicial Education in a Small Jurisdiction”, IOJT Journal, Issue 5, 2016 (with Kent Jardine, Judicial Educator, JEITT); “Securing Equality for All”, (with Dr. Dylan Kerrigan, Elron Elahie and Torri Sinanan) 2017, Judicial Dialogue, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad; “The Role of the CPR Judge”, (with Kamla Jo Braithwaite) 2017, JEITT/Paria Publishing Co. Ltd.; “Proceeding Fairly: Report on the extent to which elements of Procedural Fairness exist in the court systems of the Judiciary of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago”, (with Elron Elahie) 2018, JEITT/Paria Publishing Co. Ltd.; and “Procedural Fairness A Manual: A guide to the implementation of Procedural Fairness in the court systems of the Judiciary of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago”, (with the JEITT Publications and Research team) 2018, JEITT/Paria Publishing Co. Ltd.
Mr. Justice Jamadar serves on several committees within the Judiciary, including the Rules Committee of the Supreme Court (2002-); the Bench Bar Committee (2008-); and the Judicial Research Counsel Management Committee (2010-). He is the fourth and current Chairperson of the Trinidad and Tobago Judicial Education Institute (JEITT), having been so appointed in 2009. He has been a leader in the development and roll out of a Gender Protocol for the Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago (2018). He is also currently engaged with the United Nations Global Integrity Network in the development of a Global Social Media Protocol for judicial officers. Mr. Justice Jamadar is married to Shail Pooransingh-Jamadar, an attorney-at-law, and has two daughters, Serayah and Rebekah. They live in San Fernando, Trinidad.
Mr. Justice Jamadar was sworn into the Bench of the Caribbean Court of Justice on 4 July 2019 and officially assumes duties on 15 July 2019.