Who Is Justice Joyce Bamford-Addo?

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Justice Joyce Bamford-Addo attended the St. Mary's and the OLA Boarding School along with her sister Cynthia in Cape Coast for her basic education. She subsequently attended Holy Child School, also in Cape Coast for her Secondary education.

She proceeded to the United Kingdom for further studies. She joined the Inner Temple for her law studies and was called to the English Bar in 1961.

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple is one of the four Inns of court around the Royal Courts of Justice in London which may call members to the bar and so entitle them to practice as Barristers.

Justice Bamford-Addo returned to Ghana after working in the UK for a year. She was called to the Ghana Bar in 1962. She worked as a State Attorney from 1963 and rose to become Chief State Attorney in 1973.

She was appointed the Director of Public Prosecutions in 1976, a position she held for 10 years. She was then appointed by Former President Rawlings to the Supreme Court of Ghana in 1991. She retired from the Supreme Court in October 2004.

In 1991, Justice Bamford-Addo became the 2nd Deputy Speaker of Ghana's Consultative Assembly, set up to draft what became Ghana's current constitution, the 1992 constitution. Following the presidential and parliamentary elections in 2008, she was elected unopposed as the Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana in the Fifth Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana.


1. In which year was Justice Bamford-Addo called to the English Bar?

2. In ........ Justice Bamford-Addo became the 2nd Deputy Speaker of Ghana's Consultative Assembly.

3.She became the Chief State Attorney in ........

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