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Advocates' Assocation to honour three legal stalwarts

Published:Thursday | October 27, 2016 | 10:08 PM
Norma Linton, a founding member of the Advocates' Association is among the three lawyers to be honoured.

Three stalwarts of the legal profession will be honoured this Saturday by the Advocates' Association of Jamaica at the Spanish Court Hotel, New Kingston.

They are: Queens Counsel Norma Linton, George Soutar and Valerie Neita-Robertson.

Linton is a founding member of the Advocates' Association and was a former member of the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council and the Legal Aid Council.

Linton who recently retired had been practising law in Jamaica since 1971.

She appeared in many high-profile cases and was a member of the legal team which represented the accused persons who were charged with the murder of Grenadian Prime Minister Maurice Bishop.


IN PHOTO: George Soutar

Soutar was admitted to practice law in Jamaica in 1973 and is known for his leadership of several government boards and State agencies.

He was president of the Advocates' Association for over a decade and is a mentor to many young lawyers.


IN PHOTO: Valerie Neita-Robertson

Neita-Robertson has been practising law for 40 years and is known as a fearless advocate.

She too has appeared in many high-profile cases such as the Kraal murder case in which Senior Superintendent Reneto Adams (now retired) and several other policemen were charged. 

They were all freed at the trial which took place in the Home Circuit Court.

Neita Robertson is dedicated to helping the less fortunate through legal aid as  part of her contribution to the justice system.

She is one of the founders of the Advocates' Association and has served as vice president of the Jamaican Bar Association.

Neita-Robertson is also a certified trainer of advocates.