Aims & Objectives

Aims & Objectives

The Aims and Objects of the OECS Bar shall be as follows:-

  1. To be concerned with questions of human rights, 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.
  2. To deal with all matters affecting the legal profession 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.
  3. To act as representatives of the constituent 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.
  4. To maintain the honour and independence of the Bar and to defend the Bar in its relations with the Judiciary the Executive and the Legislature.
  5. To support the independence of the Judiciary and to maintain cordial relate among members of the Bar and between the Bar and the Bench.
  6. To promote the improvement of the administration of justice.
  7. To promote and report on legislation in the area, to promote uniformity in appropriate fields where practicable; and to promote and support desirable measures of law reform.
  8. To express the collective opinion of the Bar in such quarters as it is deemed from time to time to be desirable and to make or support representations to government, the Judiciary and other appropriate bodies on questions affecting the legal profession.
  9. To co-operate with and promote co-ordination among legal societies and organizations having similar objects.
  10. To encourage good relations and understanding between the Bar and the Public.
  11. To protect the public right of access to the Courts, the representation by Counsel before Courts and other tribunals and the rights and privileges of the Bar in relation thereto.
  12. To promote, encourage and improve legal education, study of jurisprudence, legal literature and law reporting.
  13. To encourage the establishment of schemes of legal aid.
  14. To encourage the establishment of benevolent funds for indigent members of the Bar.

The OECS Bar Association

The OECS Bar Association comprises the Caribbean islands within the regional geopolitical grouping of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.

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