Dominica Bar Association 3rd Annual Law Week kicks off with a series of events from 8th to 15th July 2016
And the Dominica Bar Association’s 3rd Annual Law Week kicks off from Friday July 8 to Friday July 15, 2016. Law Week commenced in 2014. Planned activities provide the Dominica Bar Association with platforms to sensitise, inform, and educate the public on their rights and responsibilities. It also provides a forum to discuss areas of interest and to give back to the society. This has reportedly been embraced and supported by its individual members, thereby fostering socialisation among its membership.
The premier event of ‘law week’ is the 3rd Justice Telford Georges Memorial Lecture which is scheduled to be held on at 7 pm on Friday 8th July 2016, at Dominica State College Auditorium. The featured speaker will be Dominican-born Appeal Court Justice Davidson D K Baptiste, who will deliver on the topic, “The Death Penalty: The rarest of the rare. The worst of the worst.”
On Saturday July 9, 2016, the Lecture will be followed by the 5th Annual Law Fair/ ProBono Day, to be held at the convent high school in Roseau, and at the Heritage Place in Grand Bay. Attorneys will be at those locations, who will be ready, willing and able to offer free legal advice on any subject matter, to all persons who seek such advice.
On Sunday 10th July the members of the Association will worship at the St. Georges Anglican Church from 8 am.
On Tuesday 12th July, the second edition of “Legally Speaking” will be held at the Fort Young Hotel from 7 pm to 9 pm. The topic for discussion will be “The Relevance of Integrity in Public Office Legislation, in Small Democracies - Recent Amendments to the Integrity in Public Office Act in Dominica.”
On Wednesday 13th July, there will be a Health Activity. Lawyers will learn discipline and defence techniques at an ‘Introduction to Kick Boxing’ session at the Universal Martial Arts Academy. The Association invites members of the Public to attend and fully participate in the public events.
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