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Jamaican Law Online at Last

Justis Publishing now hosts the Justis Jamaican Cases on its full-text online legal library, Justis, bringing 2,000 electronically searchable documents to a worldwide audience for the first time.

London, United Kingdom, November 03, 2010 --( New Justis Jamaican Cases series brings 2,000 electronically searchable documents to a worldwide audience for the first time.

Justis Publishing[1] now hosts the Justis Jamaican Cases on its full-text online legal library, Justis.

Going back to 1999 and including indexed subject terms, the exclusive series is the world’s first fully searchable database of nearly 2,000 judgments from Jamaica’s Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, as well as its Revenue Court.

The new series, which will benefit practitioners and researchers in Jamaica, the Caribbean and the wider legal world, joins a growing collection of non-British cases on the Justis platform.

Aided by legal information consultant Yvonne T. Lawrence on the ground in Jamaica, the extensive and ambitious data-capture project has been led by Justis Publishing’s Managing Director, Masoud Gerami, who said: “The development of a collection of Jamaican cases is a significant milestone for Justis Publishing, and it highlights the value of all commonwealth jurisdictions in today’s global law community. I am delighted and excited that we have completed the first phase of this project, and look forward to further enhancements and values to be added to our offerings from the Caribbean.”

Alton Morgan, Chairman of the Continuing Legal Education Sub-Committee of the Jamaican Bar Association[2] and partner at attorneys Alton E. Morgan & Co. in Kingston, said: “Since the well known contract law decision in Harvey v Facey (1893), Jamaican case law has featured significantly in the development of our commonwealth body of law. That the Justis Jamaican Cases are now available in electronic format online is indeed thrilling news. It affirms that Jamaican case law reporting is both a vital and viable practice resource.”

For further information, please call +44 (0)20 7267 8989 or email

[1] Justis Publishing Ltd has been publishing legal and parliamentary titles online and on CD-ROM since 1986 and in recent years has developed a citator to complement its own and third-party services. The company has secured a leading position in the sector, concentrating on United Kingdom, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union legal, official and business information. Justis Publishing’s customers come from legal and financial professions, government and the academic community in 84 countries worldwide.

[2] The Jamaican Bar Association was formed on the 16th January 1973. It is a voluntary organisation comprised of Attorneys-at-Law called to the Jamaican Bar.

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