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Justice Deborah Fraser

Associate Tutor – Legal Drafting & Interpretation

Justice Deborah Fraser was appointed to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth in October 2014 and is presently assigned to the Criminal division. She was called to The Bahamas Bar in 1987 after completing her studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados and the Norman Manley Law School, Mona Jamaica.

She has spent twenty-seven years in the Office of the Attorney General where she ascended to the rank of Director of Legal Affairs in March 2005, a post which she held for nine years. During her tenure at the office of the Attorney General she worked in both the criminal and civil divisions which included legislative drafting.

She completed a number of continuing legal education courses including a post graduate diploma in legislative drafting from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill in 1991, a Certificate of Legislative Drafting from Loyola School of Law and Tulane Law School July, 1997, a Certificate from Georgetown University , June-July 1999 on Multilateral and regional trade issues for the Americas; a Certificate in Aviation Law , Aviation Training and Development Institute (IATA) Montreal, Canada July, 2004 and a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, University of Windsor, Canada January, 2009.

Justice Fraser has served as the Attorney General’s Representative on The Bahamas Bar Council July 1997-1999 and March 2004-2009. She has served as a member of the Advisory Committee established under the National Honors Act since 2018 and is a member of The Bahamas Judicial Education Committee of the Supreme Court since 2017. She was recently appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Constituencies Commission in September 2020.