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Continued Legal Education

In order for a Barrister & Attorney to maintain a Practicing Certificate, the Attorney must complete 8 hours of Legal Education by October 31st of each year. The aim of the Continued Legal Education Committee is to assist members with their legal education by providing lectures on current legal developments, emerging issues, practice management and other areas of interest to practitioners. 

Presentations are held at various times and at various locations (schedule permitting) and unless otherwise notified are free of charge. Pupils and visiting overseas Attorneys are welcome to attend sessions.  

 

Members of the Continued Legal Education team consist of:

Cindy Clarke (Chair) cclarke@gov.bm

Peter Sanderson psanderson@benedeklewin.com

Tawana Tannock tawana.tannock@skuld.com

Kimberley Caines kdcaines.cle@gmail.com

David Amaro david.amaro@hamiltonre.com

General enquiries may be sent to clebdabar@logic.bm

 

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CLE SCHEDULE 2017

SEPTEMBER:
TITLE: BRIBERY ACT 2016 UPDATES (1 CLE Credit)
SPEAKER: Mr. Nick Miles, Sedgwick Chudleigh Ltd
DATE/TIME/LOCATION: 20 September 2017 (Wed) at 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Bermuda Bar Association office. Light lunch and soft drinks will be provided.
DESCRIPTION: Nick Miles will provide an overview of the act and will discuss the Ministry of Legal Affairs' Guidance on the "adequate procedures" that commercial organisations can put into place to prevent bribery by associated persons.
REGISTRATION: Space limited to 40. Register for class by reply email bdabar@logic.bm or call the Bar office at 295-4540

TITLE: All You Want to Know About Legal Aid And Were Too Busy to Ask (1 CLE Credit Awarded)
SPEAKER: Susan Moore-Williams & Alexandra Wheatley
DATE/TIME/LOCATION: 27 September 2017 at 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Bermuda Bar Association office. Light lunch & soft drinks available.
DESCRIPTION: Mandatory attendance at a Legal Aid Educational training session to run twice a year. 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.
REGISTRATION: Space limited to 40. Register for class by email bdabar@logic.bm or call the Bar office at 295-4540