Henlin Gibson Henlin Profiles

Name M. GEORGIA GIBSON HENLIN, QC.
Profile

Called to the Jamaican Bar in 1993, Georgia has practised in all the courts in Jamaica with her current focus being: Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the Privy Council. She is also a member of the Ontario Bar since 2002 and a Notary Public for Ontario.

M. Georgia Gibson Henlin’s practice focuses on Information Technology, Telecommunications, Competition Law, Commercial and complex legal issues. She has wide ranging experience in other areas of the law including Intellectual Property, Family, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Commercial, Finance and Taxation.

In 2002 she was awarded a Master of Laws Degree in Innovation Law and Policy from the University of Toronto where she specialized in the Law of E-Commerce and Information Technology, Legal Issues in Cyberspace, Telecommunications Economics, Wireless Communications (Spread Spectrum), Internet Law and Governance, Entertainment Law, Freedom of Expression and the Press, Intellectual Property in the Digital Era and Intellectual Property in Cyberspace.

She has in the past acted for the telecommunications regulatory authority The Office of Utilities Regulation particularly as it relates to its functions under the Telecommunications Act 2000.

She has worked with one of the major Mobile Telecommunications providers particularly as it relates to Interactive Voice Response (IVR), Short Messaging Services (SMS), numbering issues and competition law issues and the use and misuse of confidential information. She has responded to Office of Utilities Regulations Consultative documents on Universal Service and Dominance in Mobile Call Termination.

She has provided advice on and published papers on competition in communications. She is referenced in the BICSI 1st edition Wireless Design Manual and has authored the 2nd Chapter of the Wireless Design Reference Manual and has co-authored the 2nd Chapter of the 3rd Edition. She has authored a chapter on Legal Issues relating to the Electronic Security Design Professional Manual in the BICSI organization published in January 2009.

Consultation or Research Experience:

  • Research Paper on Case-flow Management – Jamaican Justice Reform Project.

  • Caribbean Studies: The Administration of Development in Jamaica.

  • Thesis: Spread Spectrum Wireless and Communications Policy: A Radical Vision

Language(s):

English (native language)

Selected Presentations and Professional Publications:

Journal Articles

M. Georgia Gibson Henlin “VoIP: A Regulatory Conundrum Under the Telecommunications Act 2000” Published in the Caribbean Law Bulletin Volume 8 No. 2 – November 2003 at page 20

M. Georgia Gibson Henlin, “Internet Protocol Telephony – The Demise of Traditional Regulatory Paradigms? Implications for Caribbean Countries.” Volume 7 Number 1 – April 2002 at page 73.

M. Georgia Gibson Henlin & Suzanne Risden-Foster “Flight or Right: Issues relating to Custody and Access to Children in Jamaica” published in the West Indian Law Journal Volume

Magazine/Newsletter Articles

M. Georgia Gibson Henlin, “Access to Justice via Technology” JamBar Magazine 2004 June issue a publication of the Jamaican Bar Association.

M. Georgia Gibson Henlin – “By Any Means Necessary – Pirating v. Protecting Copyright!” Internal Newsletter 2004.

Selected Presentations

January 2010 Center for International Legal Studies – Kitzbuhel, Austria - Moderator: Intellectual Property Rights Conference.

June 2009 Presentation: The Preservation and Admissibility of Digital Evidence:

University of Technology of Jamaica – Joint Seminar Faculties of Law

and Engineering

May 2009 Moderator Table Topic: International Trademark Association Conference “Worldwide Registration, Limited Budget.”

October 2008 Commonwealth Law Association Conference“The Internet as a

Substitute for Expert Evidence.

April 2008 Center for International Legal Studies sponsored conference

Zauchensee Austria The Madrid Protocol: Are there any benefits for developing countries?

April 2007 Center for International Legal Studies sponsored conference Clinton

School of Public Law: Who Owns the Internet? Is it a Global

Monopoly?

October 2006 Jamaica Computer Society ConferenceCorporate Governance &

Information Security – The Confluence of Law and Technology.

October 2005 Center for International Legal Studies sponsored conference - Suffolk

University School of LawPast Present and Future of E-Commerce

October 2005 Jamaica Computer Society Conference- The Electronic Transactions

Bill – A Paradigm Shift?

March 2003 Center for International Legal StudiesKitzbuhel Austria,

Economics or Technology? Reconceiving Copyright in the Digital Era –

Copyright as an Information Good.

Education

2001 – 2002 Masters of Law (LL. M) University of Toronto, Canada Areas of concentration were The Law of Information Technology and Electronic Commerce, Internet Law and Governance, Telecommunications Economics – Information/Networks, Entertainment Law, Legal Issues in Cyberspace and Intellectual Property in Cyberspace. Thesis – Spread Spectrum Wireless and Communications Policy – referenced The U.S.A. and the Jamaican Experience. 2002 Law Society of Upper Canada – Barrister & Solicitor. 1991 – 1993 The Norman Manley Law School - Council of Legal Education Certificate;

Member of

o The Jamaican Bar o The Ontario Bar Member of: of the Civil Procedure and Practice Sub-Committee of the Jamaican Bar Association .The Telecommunications, Broadcasting and Telecommunications Committee of the Jamaican Bar Association o The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (firm representative) o Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (firm representative) o Congress of Fellows – Centre for International Legal Studies o The International Trademark Association (INTA) o International Technology Law Association (Itech Law).

M. GEORGIA GIBSON HENLIN, QC.