1 Judge, Margarette May Macaulay jamaica Attorney-at-Law, jamaica Mediator, jamaica 1965-1967 Grays Inn, London (Member) - Inns of Court, School of Law. 1963-1966. Holburn College University of School of Oriental African Studies, London (SOAS). 1974-1976 Norman Manley Law School Kingston, jamaica 1966 - Bachelor of Laws (LLB.), University of London. 1967 - Diploma in Comparative Law SOAS. 1976 - Qualifying Certificate Council of Legal Education of the West Indies (QCCLE) Supreme Court Mediator, jamaica EXPERIENCE: 1966 - Law Tutor of the Law of Trust at North Western Polytechnic, London. 1968-1973 - Legal Assistant to Berthan Macaulay Former Attorney General of Sierra Leone in Private practice in the Republics of Sierra Leone, Ghana and the Gambia. 1976-1979 - Law Tutor of Elements of English Law, Mercantile and Company Law at College of Arts Science and Technology, jamaica , 1976 - Pupilage under Mr.
2 Harvey DaCosta , Former Attorney General, The Federation of the West Indies, and Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Bahamas. 1976 - Admitted as Attorney-at-Law in the Courts of jamaica . 1976 - Private Legal Practice and continuing (now 30 years). 1981 - Admitted to Practice in the Supreme Courts of the West Indies Associated States: (1981- 1983 Appeared in matters in the Commonwealth of Dominica). 1982 - Admitted to Practice in the Supreme Court the Republic of the Gambia, West Africa - Acted there as Special Assistant to the Registrar General for a period of 4. months; assistant to the Special Legal Adviser; also conducted the prosecution in some Treason trials in Banjul the capital of the Gambia. Appearances and arguing Civil and Criminal Appeals in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London Practicing as Mediator of Supreme Court Cases, jamaica .
3 CONFERENCE, PUBLICATIONS, ETC: Commonwealth Law Conferences - 1980, Lagos, Nigeria; 1984 Ocho Rios, jamaica ; 1994 Vancouver, Canada 1988 - Women and the Law in Bogota, Colombia - Jamaican Delegate 1. 1990 Legal Workshop in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies- Jamaican Participant 1992 - Association of Women's Organizations in jamaica (AWOJA) All Island Conference - Convenor - Legal Reform 1993 - AWOJA representative CAFRA (Caribbean Association of Feminist Research and Action) - AGM - Georgetown, Guyana 1995- 4th World Conference on Women Beijing as NGO at NGO Forum and as Government Delegate at UN Conference 'The Need for Written Judgments' JAMBAR (Jamaican Bar Associations Publication, Vol. 6 No, July 1981) Published by the Bar Council of jamaica 'In Defence of trial by Jury' JAMBAR. 'Ethics - Conduct of Attorneys-at-Law' (JAMBAR Vol. 12 No.)
4 1 March . September 1989) Published by the Bar Council of jamaica and continuing such publications in JAMBAR. Editorials in Jambar Newsletter Weekly Columnist in the jamaica Observer and the Sunday Herald on social issues, legal issues and human rights MEMBERSHIPS: (LEGAL, PROFESSIONAL AND RELATED BODIES): JAMAICAN BAR ASSOCIATION AND ITS COMMITTEES. The Association of the African Community in jamaica - President 1992-1994. The Association of Women's Organizations in jamaica (AWOJA) Charter Member Caribbean Association of Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA) - Immediate Past Chairperson, and Board Member University Women's Group (Mona). Women's Media Watch - Board Member Kiwanis Club of New Kingston (Charter Member). ASCEND (Association for Settlements and Commercial Enterprise for National Development) - Chairperson of its Legal Committee Low Income Settlement Task force - Chairperson of its Legal Committee National Preparatory Committee for Habitat II.
5 Women's Housing Advice Line - Legal Resource Person up to 1996. Citizens Action for Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE) - Board Member jamaica Coalition of the Rights of the Child (JCRC) Chairperson Women's Caucus for Gender Justice Coalition for International Court (CICC). National Advisory Group on Abortion - Legal Member ACTIVITIES / PRESENTATIONS/PARTICIPATION: Coordinator of Legal Education Seminar 9 Weekly Sessions and Presenter on the Constitution, Legal System and Family Law Panelist on various panels on Women and the Law, Domestic Violence, the Constitution, Human Rights, Sexual Harassment, Violence against Women and the Platform for Action (personally and on the electronic media). 2. Delivering talks and lectures on these and other areas to various groups of women and mixed audiences Presentations on the Domestic Violence Bill and its weakness and strengths - preparing and discussing recommendations to strengthen same with Minister of Legal Affairs, Members of the Senate and in public fora and on going educational presentations on the Act Lecture on Women and the Law to Caribbean Teachers Presenter on the Married Women's Property Act and its impact on the Life Insurance Industry to the Life Underwriters Association of jamaica (LUAJ).
6 Lecture on Sexual Harassment at the work place, the need for legislation, Violence against Women existing legislation thereon at the Trade Union Education Institute School of Continuing Education - University of the West Indies, Mona Campus on 3/10/95 and each subsequent year Presentation on Sexual Harassment to Police, Civil Servants and various other groups Member of National Habitat II Preparatory Committee Member of Post Beijing Consultative Committee (Bureau of Women's Affairs). and at Ministry to prepare National Plan of Action. Presenter - Women and the Law (Judith Wedderburn/Caribbean Teachers). Panelist - Klass - Constitution (Women). On-going presentations on Violence against Women On-going on Domestic Violence Act to live audiences and on several Radio and Television programmes NGO participant on National Committee on Political Tribalism and Chairperson of the Public Relations Committee and contributed to preparation of its Report 1996-1997.
7 Participant for AWOJA and CAFRA at the UNIFEM/BDDC Project Design Workshop Representative on the World Bank/NGO Consultative Committee NGO Representative and Presenter on Domestic Violence Legislation in the Caribbean at the Commonwealth Senior Judges Collegium - Guyana, April 1997. Member of Planning Committee for the launch of the State of World Population 1997 Report April - May 1997 and actively participating in the launch Participant in Conference on Global Governance - July 1997. Presenter and participant in Regional Domestic Violence Workshop in Suriname (Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action - (CAFRA) - August 1997. Participant in social Summit Meetings with Minister of Labour and staff from relevant Ministries Participant in National Workshop for the ENACT Local Government Communities Component Participant in Conference on Local Government leadership - Women and Community Empowerment Consultation with CIDA Consultants for Legal and Judicial Reform Participant at the Jamaican Coalition on the rights of the child, conference 1996.)
8 And 1997. Member of the Steering Committee to frame the plans for International Women's Day and the weeks' activities and the NGO speaker at the Opening Ceremony - February to March 1997. Participant at CIDA meeting with Rose May Harkness on the 'Role of women in the Jamaican economy' February 1997. 3. Participant at Parish Council Advisory Committee Meeting to discuss recommendations for Local Government Reform Member of the Board of the Canadian and Caribbean Gender Equity fund from inception in January 1997. Participant at UNICEF/PIOJ (Planning Institute of jamaica ) Post Beijing Planning for the year - March 1997. Presenter to Caribbean Civil Service Conference 'Women United in Action' on Women and the Law - July 1997. Presenter to Parent Teachers Association of the Holy Childhood School on Family Law 1997. NGO representative at UNFPA Caribbean Planning workshop to design its programme on advocacy and social mobilization Presenter on Domestic violence its impact on children - on 1/6/97 at Victoria Mutual Building Society Public Forum NGO Delegate and later Jamaican official Advisor at the 1996 Sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations, New York - intervened at and attended all sessions of Negotiations on the elaboration of a draft of an Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Eliminations of all forms of Discriminations against Women (CEDAW).
9 Presenter at CAFRA's Human Rights Workshop 1996 jamaica Participant at CAFRA/Caribbean Rights Conference on 'Critical Perspectives orl Human Rights in the Caribbean'. Co-writer of the chapters for the Centre for Reproductive Law and Policy's (New York) publication -Women of Latin American and the Caribbean. 'Law and Policies affecting their reproductive lives' and will participate in Conference in Lima, Peru year end Drafter of Declaration on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and rights - Caribbean for Youth Summit in October 1998 in Barbados Government delegate at Beijing's Sessions at UN, New York NGO representative at CEDAW Committee Sessions June 2000. One of 3 NGO drafters of Alternative Report on jamaica and presenter to CEDAW Committee - January 2001. Drafter of Submissions to Joint Select Committee of Parliament - jamaica on Family Property (Rights of Spouses) Act Bill 2001; submission of recommendations to Minister of Justice on Property Rights of Spouses Act Bill 2004.
10 Co-worker on submission to the Joint Select Committee of Parliament on the Child Care and Protection Act Bill 2004; submissions of recommendations to Minister of Justice on the Act to amend the Domestic Violence Act 2005 and on the Maintenance Act Bill 2005. Various Consultancies for UNFPA and UNIFEM and the Bureau of Women's Affairs Lead Consultant for the Review of legislation for the Bureau of Women's Affairs, jamaica Consultant for Bureau of Women's Affairs in presenting in its public education programmes around the Island of jamaica on existing and new legislations Presenter at Women 2000 Baltimore, ,- The future role of women lawyers'. Government delegate at Beijing's, UN, New York, June 2000. NGO delegate in Negotiations on Rules of Evidence, Practice and Procedure for International Criminal Court and member of Steering Committee on Children and Justice (SCCJ).