About

Deborah E. Fraser

Court # 2 (Supreme Court Building Ground floor)
Date of appt October 14, 2014

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/ TRAINING

  • University of Windsor, Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution,  January, 2009
  • Aviation Law for Managers, Aviation Training and Development Institute (IATA) Montreal, Canada July, 2004
  • Advanced Training Program on multilateral and regional trade issues for the Americas/ Georgetown University/ World Trade Organization June- July 1999
  • Certificate of Legislative Drafting , /Loyola School of Law and Tulane Law School July, 1997
  • University of the West Indies – Cave Hill, Barbados, Advanced Diploma, Legislative Drafting, 1991
  • Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica, West Indies – Legal Education Certificate, Council of Legal Education, 1987
  • University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, West Indies – Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) 1985
  • Bethune- Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Florida – Bachelor of Arts (History) (summa cum laude) 1980

CAREER EXPERIENCE 

  • Justice of the Supreme Court of The Bahamas 2014 to present
    • Director of Legal Affairs, Office of the Attorney General , Bahamas March 2005 – 2014
    • Deputy Director of Legal Affairs, Office of the Attorney General, BahamasOctober 2000 – March 2005.  
    • Assistant Director of Legal Affairs, Office of the Attorney General, BahamasJuly 1998 – 2000.  
  • Chief Counsel, Office of the Attorney General, BahamasJuly 1997 – July 1998.  
  • Senior Counsel, Office of the Attorney General, BahamasSeptember 1994 – July 1997.   
  •  Acting Registrar General of The Bahamas  October – November, 1994
  • Legal Draftsman, Office of the Attorney General , Bahamas November 1991 – October 1994
  •  Assistant Counsel, Office of the Attorney General, BahamasOctober 1987 – October 1991.  

 ORGANIZATIONS / PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS 

  • Member of the Advisory Committee established under the National Honors’ Act (2018 to present)
  • Member of the Judicial Education Committee of the Supreme Court (2017 to present)
  • Attorney General’s Representative on The Bahamas Bar Council, March 2004 – 2009
  • Attorney General’s Representative on The Bahamas Bar Council, July 1997 – 1999
  • Member of The Bahamas Trade Commission, December 2002 – December 2003

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Alternate Head of Delegation for the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (F.T.A.A.) Negotiating Group on Anti-dumping, Subsides and Countervailing Duties, September 1998 – September 2000
  • Alternate Head of delegation for the F.T.A.A Negotiating Group on Dispute Settlement 1998-2000
  • Caribbean Financial Action Task Force Mutual Evaluation Examiner, 1998
  • Member of The Bahamas delegation for Summit of the Americas Working Group on Money Laundering, Washington , DC April-November 1995
  • Legal representative of The Bahamas at US/Bahamas Drug Task Force, 1993-1995
  • Member of The Bahamas Bar, October, 1987.
July

06 - 10

July

13 - 17

July

20 - 24

July

27 - 31

August

03 - 07

August

10 - 14

August

17 - 21

August

24 - 28

Aug - Sep

31 - 04

September

07 - 11

September

14 - 18

September

21 - 25

Sep - Oct

28 - 02

October

05 - 09

October

12 - 16

October

19 - 23

October

26 - 30

November

02 - 06

November

09 - 13

November

16 - 20

November

23 - 27

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