|CCRP Board Member Donna Parchment Brown presents the CCRP Third Anniversary Legacy Award to Justice Hon Lensley Wolfe, Retired Chief Justice of Jamaica|
Justice Wolfe is a distinguished jurist who served as Jamaica’s Chief Justice from 1996 to 2007. Described as “one who stands tall in discipline and rectitude, known for his humility… but fair and no-nonsense on the bench,” Justice Wolfe’s administration was marked by significant improvements in the delivery of justice.
He promoted and facilitated the increased institutionalization and use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the courts and communities of Jamaica and the Caribbean. He now serves as Patron of Jamaica’s Dispute Resolution Foundation.
One of the most respected proponents of integrity, Justice Wolfe has chaired numerous committees reporting on important national and regional issues, including the first Annual Report of the Judiciary of Jamaica and the 1993 “Wolfe Report” of the National Task Force on Crime. He served as a member of the 2007 Justice System Reform Task Force, and currently chairs the Police Public Complaints Authority and the Public Services Commission.
Justice Wolfe chairs the Board of Governors of his alma mater, St. Jago High School. He is an Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn where he was called to the Bar in 1967, after studying at the Inns Court Law School in London. He is active in the Anglican Church and serves as Chancellor of its Diocese. Justice Lensley Wolfe – a living legend of whom every Jamaican can be proud.