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McGregor is new president of Jamaican Bar Association

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2016 | 6:13 PM

Attorney-at-law Sherry Ann McGregor is the new president of the Jamaican Bar Association (JBA).

She succeeds attorney-at-law Donovan Walker who did not seek re-election after serving two consecutive terms.

McGregor, who was vice president of the JBA, was elected at yesterday's annual general meeting. Attorney-at-law Stuart Stimpson was elected the new vice-president.

McGregor commended Walker for his service, underscoring that he "raised the bar and led in an inspired, inclusive and energetic manner".  She says his vision for the bar was carefully thought out, clearly articulated and purposefully achieved.

She has described her new administration as a mixture of experience and youth, which she says is a true reflection of the membership of the profession. She says she hopes to harness and harvest their skills to ensure the independence of judges and attorneys-at-law.

McGregor says the JBA will continue to be a watchdog and fight for the maintenance and strengthening of the rule of law and human rights. She says under her watch the lawyers association will work with all stakeholders to institute proper legal reform and improve the legal, justice and court systems. She says the JBA will offer services to those in need or requiring aid and protection.

McGregor says the JBA will also ensure that attorneys  receive continuing legal education in keeping with the  requirements for mandatory continuing legal professional development and promote the integrity and good name of the legal profession in Jamaica.

McGregor, who has been practising as an attorney-at-law since 1999, is a partner in the law firm Nunes Scholefield DeLeon & Co. She specialises in the areas of civil litigation and mediation, with special emphasis on family, commercial, insurance, personal injury and contentious probate proceedings.  She also serves as the JBA's  representative on the board of the Dispute Resolution Foundation and on several other committees.

She is also a columnist  for The Gleaner’s Flair Magazine, where she writes the column “Laws of Eve”.