Mrs. Susan Reid – Jones graduated from the Norman Manley Law School in 1988.
She commenced her career in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, and was assigned to the Constitutional/Legislative Division headed at that time by Mr. Peter Sobers of blessed memory. Her interest in Litigation led her to gain some experience in that Division also at that time.
Having spent a year and a half at the Chambers, Mrs. Reid – Jones spent some years outside of Jamaica, and returned to Jamaica in 1996, when she again joined the Chambers. She served between 1996 and 2008 first in the Litigation Division as Crown Counsel and eventually as Director, and later, as Director of the General Legal Advice Division.
She was the Jamaican Legal Consultant on the Jamaican Justice System Reform Project, assisting the Canadian Consultants on the Project, between October of 2006 and June of 2007. This was an experience that enabled her to meet a wide range of persons involved in the Justice System at every level and to interface with the public in a series of meetings and focus groups, culminating in a Report which contains suggestions for improvement of the System. She is pleased whenever suggestions from the Project are implemented, slowly but surely, and is hopeful that improvement in the Justice System will become a priority of this and successive Governments in the future.
Mrs. Reid – Jones pursued a predominantly civil practice between 2008 and 2015, returning to the Attorney General’s Chambers as a part-time consultant in October of 2015. In October of 2016, she returned full-time, and her current position is Senior Assistant Attorney-General in the Litigation Division.
Mrs. Reid – Jones’ career has taken her to most of the courts in Jamaica and also to the Privy Council in England. She enjoys reading, Jamaican culture and swimming.