Welcome to our Regional Law Conference

About the Regional Law Conference

The OECS Bar Association’s Regional Law Conference (previously called the “Law Fair”) is an annual event designed to bring together members from various bar associations throughout the Caribbean and beyond.  It is intended to provide an opportunity for continuing legal education to members of the legal profession, judiciary, and the public.   It enables attendees to hear from law professors, other lecturers, legal luminaries and members otf he judiciary about legal development in the jurisdiction and beyond. It also provides an opportunity to network with members of the legal profession and to create strategic alliances. 

A critical component of the Regional Law Conference is the Law Books Exhibition. The exhibitors’ booths display a wide array of new publications and books on legal issues which practitioners can purchase at significantly reduced prices. 

The 1st Regional Law Conference, the brainchild of the late Past President Nicole Sylvester, was held in September 2004 and was hosted by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Bar Association. As a result of the success of that event, the OECS Bar Association undertook to lend its support by hosting all future Regional Law Conferences. Since then, 8 out of 9 constituent bars have hosted the Regional Law Conference, several of which have hosted twice. All were resounding successes.

This year, the Conference is on the island of St. Kitts, also known more formally as Saint Christopher Island.  Steeped in history, this breathtakingly beautiful island is one of two Caribbean islands that comprise the nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis and will form the perfect backdrop for intellectual stimulation and social events.

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Aims & Objectives

justice and the rule of law and to undertake any action which In its judgement may contribute to the protection and preservation of these and other fundamental conditions for a well ordered society.
and to take such action thereon as may be deemed expedient so as to promote, preserve, and protect its Interests and the interests of its members.
whenever desirable or appropriate; to develop, recommend and promulgate rules relating to professional conduct; to encourage and assist the establishment of procedures for resolving complaints against members of the profession and constituent members inter se; and to undertake conciliatory and adjudicatory functions in matters of professional discipline conferred upon it by consent, by Statute or by any competent authority.
and to defend the Bar in its relations with the Judiciary the Executive and the Legislature.
and to maintain cordial relate among members of the Bar and between the Bar and the Bench.