Justice Ministry to seeks Approval to use legal aid to pay mediators in Parish Courts


Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, says the Ministry will seek approval from Cabinet to use legal aid to pay mediators in the parish courts.

He was addressing the Ministry’s virtual quarterly press briefing on Tuesday (September 28).

Mediation is a procedure in which the parties involved in a conflict discuss their dispute with the assistance of a trained impartial third party, who assists them in reaching a settlement.

Minister Chuck said that alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and restorative justice, have the potential to increase the efficiency of the nation’s courts and “significantly reduce” the backlog of cases.