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Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Categories: General*

Existing attorneys wishing to, or who want to continue to undertake Legal Aid work must attend this mandatory training session once a year in order to be added to or remain on the Legal Aid Roster.

The introduction of this new mandatory class entitled “All You Want to Know About Legal Aid And Were Too Busy to Ask” will ensure a collaborative understanding of what is expected of members of the Bar wishing to provide Legal Aid services to the public. The presentation is and will provide a general outline of all aspects of the Legal Aid Scheme including policies, expectations of counsel undertaking legal matters, billing, and taxation guidelines. This will hopefully work to benefit both parties as it will open communication between members and the Legal Aid Office.

The first of three sessions will be hosted by Senior Legal Aid Counsel Susan Moore-Williams and Legal Aid Counsel Alexandra Wheatley and will take place on 27 September 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Bar Office. 

Newly admitted attorneys, or members who wish to provide Legal Aid services are also encouraged to attend. Members in attendance will receive Legal Education Credits which will count towards your annual renewal with the Bar requirements.

Members will be provided with 3 opportunities to attend at least one class prior to the end of September 2018 for mandatory implementation by the Legal Aid Office for practice year January 2019.

Attendance is required in at least one class annually as it will be tied into your eligibility to receive the Legal Aid discounted Bar member rate going forward for the 2019 practice year.  

Register by emailing bdabar@logic.bm