The Jamaican Bar Association (JBA) will host its second weekend conference for 2013 from November 15 to 17, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel. The highlight of the first day of the conference will be a dinner at which former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson will be the keynote speaker.
The business of the conference opens on Saturday with two interesting sessions. The first titled 'Judicial Ethics: Strengthening Regional Institutions', will be presented by the eminent Dennis Byron, president of the Caribbean Court of Justice; B. St Michael Hylton QC and Meridian Kohler.
In the second session John Bassie, chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Caribbean branch; as well as Jane Cross, Professor, Nova Southeastern University, will be the presenters of the topic: 'The Ethics of Mediation and Negotiations; Strengthening Regional Dispute Resolution'.
After lunch, three sessions will run concurrently, namely: 'The Security Interests in Personal Property Act', 'Key economic and legal concepts for the competition lawyer in litigation' and 'A Port in the Storm: The Availability of Protection for Minority Shareholders in the Commonwealth Caribbean'.
But closing the day will be a topic that many will not want to miss. It is: 'Digital forensics: From the crowd to the court - capturing and preserving digital evidence'.
Sunday's topics are: 'Presumed Innocent: Preparing and Responding to Bail Applications'; 'Anti-Suit Injunctions - Getting Results in Multi-jurisdiction Disputes', 'Death to Notice Clauses in Employment Contracts: Recent Decisions in Review' and 'Effective Appellate Advocacy begins at the Trial'.
For registration and other information, telephone the JBA at: 967-3394.