Bar association hosts seminar
The Continuing Legal Education subcommittee of the Jamaican Bar Association (JBA) will host an important legal seminar at the new University of the West Indies Mona Regional Headquarters Building on Saturday, June 21, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Donovan Walker, president of the association, advises that, "This multifaceted and exciting one-day seminar will comprise various sessions on a variety of engaging topics presented by dynamic speakers who are leaders in the legal profession. Further, the four presentations are accredited for professional points awards by the General Legal Council, and by attending, attorneys will not only learn from these speakers, but will in one sitting be able to receive most of the Continuing Legal Professional Development points the required for 2014 ... ."
Justice Karl Harrison, retired justice of appeal, will address on developments in the assessment of damages in personal-injury matters. Children's Advocate Diahann Gordon-Harrison will make a timely and important presentation on the important obligations of prescribed persons and the legal framework for the protection of our children.
Sandra Minott-Phillips, QC, and partner at Myers, Fletcher-Gordon will explore the very important area of legal professional undertakings and the impact of same in business and legal transactions. Peter Champagnie, noted criminal defence attorney, will lecture on issues and challenges in conducting identification parades.
Registration is now open and space is limited. Attorneys-at-law are urged to contact the JBA at 78 Harbour Street, Kingston, for registration details.