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Anguilla Hosts 11th Regional Law Conference

The 11th Regional Law Conference of the OECS Bar Association will convene in Anguilla on 12th September 2014. The Conference is designed to bring together members from various bar associations throughout the sub-region of the Eastern Caribbean and beyond.

It provides an opportunity for continuing legal education to members of the legal profession and it enables attendees to hear from law professors, other legal luminaries and members of the 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.


Also scheduled to take place are the Association’s Biennial General Meeting and a Gala Dinner in celebration of its 25th Anniversary. The Keynote speaker of this event will be the Right Honourable Sir Dennis Byron, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice. A number of other social events will take place over the weekend.

A Law Book Exhibition which includes Publishers Thomas Reuters, Lexis Nexis and Wildy & Sons Ltd will form a critical component of the Regional Law Conference. The exhibitors’ booths will display a wide array of new publications and books on legal issues which practitioners can purchase at significantly reduced prices will also be opened during the time at the Event.

The OECS BAR ASSOCIATION is an umbrella bar association which comprises the Bar Associations of all nine constituent bar associations of the OECS States which was formed in 1989.

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.