Dominican, Justice Wynante Mary Adrien Roberts who, from 2015, has been serving as one of many high court judges in Grenada will, from September 1, 2019, be assigned to the criminal division of the High Court in Dominica replacing Justice Victoria Charles-Clarke who has been assigned to Grenada.
That appointment was made this week by Chairman of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) in St. Lucia.
Justice Adrien Roberts is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and the Sir Norman Manley Law School. She holds the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Hons) from the University of the West Indies and Certificate of Legal Education (LEC) from Norman Manley.
Roberts also has a Master of Laws (LLM) from the George Washington University Law School and from Loyola School of Law & Tulane Law School Public Law Centre she obtained a Certificate in International Legislative Drafting. She is a former President of the Dominica Bar Association.
From 2003 to 2012 Roberts was Solicitor General in the Dominica public service; she also held acting positions as permanent secretary and Director of Public Prosecution. Roberts was a magistrate for two years, from 1995 to 1997.
Justice Victoria Charles-Clarke is a former Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) in St. Lucia where she served for 12 years before her retirement in 2016 to take up the position of High Court Judge in Dominica. She has also served as High Court Judge in St. Kitts & Nevis in 2018.
Before those appointments, Charles-Clarke served as a magistrate at District Courts in Saint Lucia from 1992-1997. She later became the registrar of the Supreme Court and served almost three years in that position.