JUSTICE Ronnie Boodoosingh has been elevated to the Court of Appeal.
In a statement, the Judiciary said Boodoosingh was presented with his instrument of appointment as a Justice of appeal by Chief Justice Ivor Archie on Monday. Newsday understands Boodoosingh’s appointment coincides with the impending retirement of Justice of Appeal Judith Jones. Another appointment to the appellate court is expected soon.
Boodoosingh was appointed a Puisne judge in September 2007 and has presided in both the criminal and civil courts. He was admitted to practise as an attorney in October 1992 and on being admitted, he practised as an advocate in the firm of J. D. Sellier and Company.
He then moved to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions where he spent seven years prosecuting cases at various jurisdictional levels.
In 2001, he became a lecturer at the Hugh Wooding Law School where he was the director of the trial advocacy programme and taught ethics, among other courses. He also started the Human Rights Law Clinic.
Boodoosingh has conducted numerous training programmes for lawyers, law students, police officers, immigration officers, court personnel and school teachers, among others.
He is the holder of a Master of Laws degree (Merit) specialising in International Dispute Resolution from the University of London and is certified as an adult education trainer by the University of the West Indies; an advocacy trainer by Gray’s Inn, and a judicial education trainer by the University College of London.
He continues to tutor to the trial advocacy programme at the UWI Law Faculty and is the author of four books, including a textbook on trial advocacy. Justice Boodoosingh has also been trained in settlement conferencing and mediation and has conducted judicial settlement conferences.