Chief Magistrate Recahnne Browne has been appointed to act as a High Court judge in St. Lucia from Jan. 8 to March 31, 2024.
Her younger brother, Luke Browne, a lawyer and former government minister, made the announcement on social media this week.
The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court is yet to make the announcement on its website.
Browne has over two decades of experience as a legal practitioner, having been called to the bar in 2000.
Before being appointed to the magistracy, she worked for 12 years in private practice before a stint as acting president of the Family Court in July 2012.
She was then appointed full-time to the magistracy in January 2012, before becoming chief magistrate in September 2014.
As chief magistrate, Browne presides over the Serious Offences Court.
Among her duties is to conduct preliminary inquiries, a process through which the court determines if there is enough evidence to commit people charged with indictable offences to trial by the High Court.