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Bar Association to honour stalwarts

Published:Friday | July 8, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Jeanne Robinson Foster
Justice Seymour Panton

Two stalwarts of the legal profession, Justice Seymour Panton and Jeanne Robinson Foster, will be honoured at the Jamaican Bar Association's annual banquet on Friday, July 15, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.

Born in Hanover and a past student of Rusea's High School, Justice Panton is the retired president of the Court of Appeal. After his admission to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in London at age 22, Panton devoted his entire legal career to public service at all levels of the Jamaican judiciary until December 2015. In May, he was appointed as a judge of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals.

Justice Panton is as well known for his love of his alma mater and cricket, as he is for his passion for the law and justice. He was instrumental in establishing the Rusea's Old Students' Association and the initiative to have the Court of Appeal have its first sitting outside of Kingston last year.

For his contribution to the legal profession, Justice Panton was conferred with the Order of Distinction in the Commander Class, and later the Order of Jamaica.




Jeanne Robinson Foster, who currently practises in the firm of Robinson Foster & Associates, was called to the Jamaican Bar in 1978 and became a prominent attorney-at-law at the private Bar. Among her many notable achievements, Robinson Foster served as president of the Cornwall Bar Association. She has been a member of the General Legal Council for seven years and has served on the disciplinary committee of the General Legal Council for over 25 years.

Robinson Foster has been active in her support of her alma mater, Montego Bay High School, and in her community where she has been a member of several private and public boards and civic organisations. Her stellar contributions to the legal profession and community development were recognised when she was conferred with the Order of Distinction in the Order of Commander Class.

Persons who are interested in attending the dinner may contact the office of the Jamaican Bar Association at 967-3394 or 967-9034.