Queen’s Counsel Carolyn Reid-Cameron to be appointed as Jamaica’s new Public Defender

Queen’s Counsel Carolyn Reid-Cameron is to be appointed Jamaica’s new Public Defender next month.


She will succeed Attorney-at-law, Arlene Harrison Henry who retired in April.


Attorney-at- law Herbert McKenzie, the Deputy Public Defender, has been acting as Public Defender since then.


Reid-Cameron, who was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2018, is the second woman to be appointed to the Public Defender post.


She served as Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions before starting private practice in 1996.


The Office of the Public Defender was established in 2000 to investigate and seek redress on behalf of Jamaicans whose constitutional rights have been violated.


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