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Structure and Composition

The Supreme Court Registry is the court office for the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. Court documents are filed and processed in the Registry. It is headed by the Registrar who is an attorney-at-law and a judicial officer. She is assisted by 1 Deputy Registrar and 1 Assistant Registrar. They are assisted in their tasks by approximately 20 members of staff, which includes Marshalls and Deputy Marshalls of the Court. These members of staff are civil servants and are appointed, disciplined, and promoted by the Public Services Commission, which is appointed by the Governor General, acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister given after consultation with the Leader of the Opposition.

Functions

In addition to the filing and processing of court documents, the Supreme Court Registry is also responsible for all matters relating to estates, companies, and trademarks. All land matters are handled by the Land's Registry based in Belmopan while the Vital Statistics Unit in Belize City handles all matters regarding births, deaths, and marriages.

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