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General News of Thursday, 8 January 2009

Source: GNA

CV of the new Speaker

Accra, Jan. 8, GNA - The following is the full Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the new Speaker of Parliament, Mrs Justice Joyce Adelaide Bamford-Addo as issued by Parliament on Thursday.

NAME: JOYCE ADELINE BAMFORD-ADDO

DATE OF BIRTH: 26TH MARCH, 1937

PLACE OF BIRTH: ACCRA, GHANA

NATIONALITY: GHANAIAN

RELIGION: CATHOLIC

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: BARRISTER-AT-LAW, MEMBER OF INNER

TEMPLE LONDON 1961.

DATE OF CALL TO ENGLICH BAR: LONDON 1961

DATE OF CALL TO GHANA BAR: 1962 GHANA

EMPLOYMENT RECORD:

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PERSECUTIONS,

ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S OFFICE, ACCRA - GHANA (FIRST WOMAN)

SENIOR ADVOCATE OF GHANA (SAG) EQUIVALENT OF QC; U.K. 2ND DEPUTY

SPEAKER CONSULTATIVE ASSEMBLY (FIRST WOMAN) 1991

WOMAN SUPREME COURT JUDGE

DATE OF FIRST APPOINTMENT ENTERED THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S

OFFICE AS:

1.ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY - 27TH DEC. 1963;

2. PROMOTED TO STATE ATTORNEY 21ST APRIL, 1965

3. PROMOTED TO SENIOR STATE ATTORNEY - 1ST MARCH, 1970.

4. PROMOTED TO PRINCIPAL STATE ATTORNEY - 1ST APRIL 1973.

5. PROMOTED TO CHIEF STATE ATTORNEY - 1ST OCTOBER, 1976

APPOINTMENT: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTION - 21ST JAN. 1986

PUBLIC OFFICES HELD: MEMBER OF GHANA LAW REFORM COMMISSION.

MEMBER OF LEGAL AID BOARD

MEMBER OF LEGAL CLASS BOARD

GHANA REPRESENTATIVE ON UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

MEMBER OF JUDICIAL COUNCIL MEMBER OF GENERAL LEGAL COUNCIL

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCTION: CATHOLIC LAWYERS GUILD, FIDA (INTERNATIONAL), GHANA BARASSOCIATION. COMMONWEALTH ASSOCIATION

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS ATTENDED:

1. CONFERENCE AT TUNIS ON STATUS WOMEN 1983

2. CONFERENCES ON COMONWEALTH COMMONWEALTH LAW MINISTERS IN SRI LANKA, 1983

3. CONFERENCE IN ETHOPIA ADDIS-ABABA 1983

4. QUADRIPARTITE MEETING OF HEADS OF STATE OF BENIN, GHANA, TOGO AND NIGERIA IN NIGERIA IN NIGERIA IN DECEMBER, 1984.

5. QUADRIPARTITE MINISTERIAL MEETING IN LOME 1984.

6. LAW MINISTERS CONFERENCE IN HARARE ZIMBABWE JULY, 1986.

7. LAW CONFERENCE IN ECHO RICE JAMAICA SEPTEMBER, 1986

8. MEMBER OF DELEGATION OF STATE VISIT TO MAURITANIA AND CAPE VERDE IN 1988.

9. U.N. AFRICAN REGIONAL PREPARATORY CONFERENCE ON

CRIME PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF OFFENDERS JUNE, 1989 ADDIS ABABA.

10. 34TH U.N. SESSION ON COMMISSION ON COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN VIENNA AUSTRIA IN FEBRUARY, 1990.

11. COMMONWEALTH, SENIOR LAW MINISTERS CONFERENCE IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND APRIL 1990.

12. U.N. CONFERENCE ON CRIME PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OR OFFENDERS IN CUBA SEPTEMBER 1990.

13. 35TH U.N. SESSION ON COMISSION ON STATUS OF WOMEN FEBRUARY, 1991

14. COMMONWEALTH AFRICAN DPPs CONFERENCE, BANJUL, GAMBIA, MARCH 1991

15. INTERNATIONAL COCIETY FOR THE REFORM OF CRIMINAL LAW, LONDON, 1997

16. INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE REFORM OF CRIMINAL LAW, BARBADOS 1998

17. SEVENTEENTH CAMBDRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ECONOMIC CRIME, JESUS COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE, 1999 OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

ELECTED AS "WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2000" BY AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICAL INSTITUTE RETIREMENT: RETIRED FROM PUBLIC SERVICE IN OCTOBER 2004AFTER 43 YEARS AS A PRACTICING LAWYER. SHE SPENT 13 YEARS AS A JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT LEGAL EXPERIENCE: OVER 43 YEARS LEGAL EXPOERIENCE ACQUIRED AS:

1. PRIVATE LAW PRACTITIONER 1961-63 IN LONDON AND GHANA

2. AN ATTORNEY IN THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S DEPT. 1963-1991

3. SUPREME COURT JUDGE 1991-2004

4. ACQUIRED LEGAL KNOWLEDGE FROM MANY CONFERENCES 8 Jan. 09

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