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Identity theft in land transactions for Bar Assn Conference

Published:Friday | October 12, 2012
Karen Smith

The Jamaican Bar Association is making its mark as emerging technologies threaten the public, government agencies and corporations dealing with land transactions in Jamaica. Organisers of the conference set for The Ritz-Carlton, Montego Bay, November 9-11, responded to an urgent need to sensitise its membership and the public to the risks associated with identity theft because of the ease of duplicating and replicating documents in this digital era.

The conference is a must-attend for all stakeholders. The keynote presenter for this session is Registrar of Titles Sophia Williams, who will give attorneys and members of the public key pointers and red flags that they need to look out for as they aim to strengthen the measures that minimise the incidence of fraud that affects persons who have registered their interests in land at the National Land Agency, Office of Titles.

Sponsors on board

Corporate social responsibility is alive and well. The business community was quick to recognise that identity theft in land transactions cuts across all sectors. The Bar Association's effort is therefore robustly supported by Scotiabank, Thomson Reuters, LIME, Stewart's Motors and Kingston Bookshop. They have provided support and will provide further support in the form of materials and information, giveaways and discounts that will enhance the Bar Association and attendees' ability to tackle this growing problem.

The programme is not all work. The Bar Association has signed on cabaret queen Karen Smith for its welcome dinner/reception and cocktail on Friday, November 9, 2012. Arrive early and mingle with the sponsors and colleagues.