CLE meetings begin tomorrow
─ President Granger to address formal opening on September 7
DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, September 5, 2018
The 50th Meeting of the Council of Legal Education (CLE) will be hosted here from September 6-8 at the Guyana Marriott Hotel, Kingston, Georgetown.
Several representatives have confirmed attendance at the meetings. These persons include Heads of Judiciaries, Attorneys-General, Chief Justices, representatives and Chairpersons of Bar Associations across the Caribbean and Solicitors-General.
Some delegates have already arrived in Guyana with others expected tomorrow September 6.
The meetings will be chaired by Reginald Armour, SC., Chairman of the CLE.
Senior Counsel Armour is an Attorney at Law in private practice, specializing as an Advocate in the areas of commercial law, labour relations constitutional and public law and, as consultant Counsel to his clients. He was appointed a Senior Counsel by the President of Trinidad and Tobago in 2003.
He has served as an acting Justice of Appeal in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, an acting High Court Judge of the Supreme Court of Trinidad & Tobago, and is a former member of the Law Reform Commission and the Legal Aid Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, among others.
On September 7, President David Granger will deliver the feature address at the formal opening at 08:30hours. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, SC. and Chancellor of the Judiciary (ag) Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards will deliver welcome remarks.
Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and other senior officials are expected to be in attendance.
This is the fifth time the meetings are being hosted in Guyana.
By: Stacy Carmichael