Law Week 2020 Activities Set Begin On November 1st

Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 29th, 2020 (ZIZ News):

By: Chaïra Flanders

The St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association is gearing up to host several activities as part of LAW Week 2020.

The activities are scheduled to begin next week under the theme, “Justice in the New Normal, Crisis Meets Opportunity”.

In a brief interview with ZIZ, Chairperson of the Law Week Organising Committee, Talibah Byron outlined the reasons why that specific theme was chosen.

“With that theme in mind, we hope to use LAW Week to tackle some of the burning issues that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and what we are now operating is called the new normal. So we not only want to analyse some of the problems and issues that have arisen but we also want to provide legal solutions and practical solutions to many of the problems that so many of us have been facing as a result of the pandemic”, she said.

She spoke in detail about one of the events that the Association is eagerly looking forward to hosting and noted that it will take place in the form of a Public Education Symposium on Tuesday

 “So many of us have been laid off, made redundant, fired or our vacation leave is up in the air and things like that. So we are going to use that symposium to address some of the issues. We are excited to have on that panel, Ms Shernel James, she is the Labour Commissioner of St. Kitts and Nevis. We have MR. Lion Charles who is the General Legal Counsel for the Social Security Board and we also have Mrs. Akela Brown Edinborough who is the HR Manager for Belmont Resorts Limited. That panel is going to be moderated by Ms Deniece Alleyne, she’s an attorney and she is a member of the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association”, Byron explained.

She added that on Thursday November 5, the lawyers will participate in what is being dubbed a “Continuing Legal Education Symposium” which aims to improve professional development of the counsel. This event will focus on the topic, “Access to Justice and the Rule of Law”. Ms Byron said the association hopes to cover constitutional law issues and public law issues that have surfaced as a result of the pandemic.

Throughout the week, Legal tips and advice will be shared with the public on the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association’s YouTube, Instagram and Facebook pages.

Byron encouraged the public to participate in the events scheduled to run from Sunday November 1 to Saturday November 7

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