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Maxanne Anderson, C'93 Appointed Magistrate in Bermuda

August 2016

Spelman Alumna Maxanne AndersonThe governor of Bermuda has appointed Maxanne Anderson, C’93, to serve as a magistrate of the British island territory. “I am very pleased to announce Ms. Anderson’s appointment, following the recommendation of the Judicial & Legal Services Committee,” Bermuda Gov. George Fergusson said in a statement.

“She is highly qualified to take over the challenges of this role, having served in the role of acting magistrate and coroner since 2006.” Anderson received her law degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury in England. In her role as acting magistrate and coroner, she oversaw a variety of cases, from coroner’s inquests to traffic, drug treatment, and mental health courts, as well as criminal and family courts. Her appointment was featured in Bernews, an online news website on the island.

Anderson earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy with a minor in economics from Spelman. She obtained her law degree at the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1995, was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1997, and to the Bar in Bermuda in 1999.

Spelman Alumnae Maxanne AndersonAnderson was in private practice from 1999 and 2006 before taking the role as senior legal counsel in the Ministry of Economic Development in 2007. In 2014, she assumed the role as acting director of the Department of Telecommunications.

A member of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, Anderson has a keen interest in her community and divides her philanthropic time between Alpha Kappa Sorority Incorporated Bermuda Alumni Chapter where she currently serves as vice president, and assistant head deaconess at the Hamilton SDA Church. In her spare time she enjoys baking, reading and personal fitness. She and her husband Wayne Caines have a 19-year-old daughter, Maxanne Caines II.

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