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MoBay lawyer elected Cornwall Bar Association president

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2015 | 3:52 PM

Montego-based lawyer, George Thomas, has been appointed president of the Cornwall Bar Association.

He replaces attorney-at-law Michael Erskine.

The new president says he plans to advocate for an increase in the amount litigants can use the resident magistrate's court to claim.

He says he wants it increased from $1 million to $3 million.

Thomas argues that the change could relieve the Supreme Court of hearing cases with smaller claims.

And he told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that he will be advocating for a branch of the Supreme Court to be established in western Jamaica.

Meanwhile, attorney-law-law George Duncan will serve as vice-president of the Cornwall Bar Association.