Welcome to CMS

The Court Management Services welcomes all users to its website, the Court Management Services is a Court Services entity which is led by a Principal Executive Officer (PEO). The PEO has accounting officer status, making him/her answerable to Parliament for the accounting functions of the organization. The PEO reports to the Chief Justice of Jamaica, who is the head of the Judiciary and to Parliaments in respect of accounting matters. To learn more about the CMS, please click here.
Vision and Mission
Vision: To become leaders in court administration services.
Mission: To Provide efficient and effective administrative services to the courts of Jamaica...
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Our History
The Court Management Services was established to separate the administrative functions of the Judicial and Executive arms of Government as stipulated by the Constitution of Jamaica.
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Customer Service System
We encourage you to help us improve our service by contacting us to make a suggestion on what we can do differently or make a complaint when you are dissatisfied with our service.
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About CMS

Court Management Services is a Court Services organization that was set up in August 2009 by the Government of Jamaica, through the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and in collaboration with the Public Sector Modernization Division (PSMD), Cabinet Office. The establishment of the Court Management Service (CMS) serves to restructure the institutional framework through which administrative services are provided to the Courts and further strengthen judicial independence. The agency’s establishment is designed to enable the Judiciary and the Courts to have greater input in budgetary decisions and execution of activities surrounding the operations of the Courts. The organization is responsible for performing a range of Court-related administrative services.

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Meet The Chief Justice

The Hon Mrs. Justice Zaila Rowena McCalla, OJ is a Graduate of the University of the West Indies and the Noman Manley Law School. Since being called to the Bar, Chief Justice McCalla has had an extensive legal career in the public service. Chief Justice McCalla was called to the Jamaican Bar, September 27, 1976. Between October, 1976 and November, 1977 she served as Deputy Clerk of Court.  She was promoted to Clerk of Courts in November of 1977, a post she served in until July, 1980. From July 1, 1980 she served as Crown Counsel in the Department of Public Prosecutions, she was promoted on March 1, 1985 to Asst. Director of Public Prosecutions.

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Protocols

The Court of Law has always been a place of politeness, dignity at its highest and a place where decorum and respect are highly demonstrated. There is no law to dictate Court behaviours but the old age principles coming down from Roman Law, to the English, to the Commonwealth Countries and likewise in other jurisdictions in the world, apply and are practiced in our courts here in Jamaica.

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Other Related Government Links

The Court Management Services welcomes all users to its website.
Here are other Government-related websites that you may find useful.
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The Ministry of Justice
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