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TITLE: All You Want to Know About Legal Aid And Were Too Busy to Ask (1 CLE Credit Awarded)
SPEAKER: Susan Moore-Williams
DATE/TIME/LOCATION: 7 February 2018 at 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Bermuda Bar Association office. Light lunch & soft drinks available.
DESCRIPTION: Mandatory attendance at a Legal Aid Educational training session to run twice a year. Existing attorneys wishing to, or who want to continue to undertake Legal Aid work must attend this mandatory training session once a year in order to be added to or remain on the Legal Aid Roster.

The introduction of this new mandatory class entitled “All You Want to Know About Legal Aid And Were Too Busy to Ask” will ensure a collaborative understanding of what is expected of members of the Bar wishing to provide Legal Aid services to the public. The presentation is and will provide a general outline of all aspects of the Legal Aid Scheme including policies, expectations of counsel undertaking legal matters, billing, and taxation guidelines. This will hopefully work to benefit both parties as it will open communication between members and the Legal Aid Office.

The second of the three sessions will be hosted by Senior Legal Aid Counsel Susan Moore-Williams and will take place on 7 February 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Bar Office.

Newly admitted attorneys, or members who wish to provide Legal Aid services are also encouraged to attend. Members in attendance will receive Legal Education Credits which will count towards your annual renewal with the Bar requirements. Members will be provided with 3 opportunities to attend at least one class prior to the end of September 2018 for mandatory implementation by the Legal Aid Office for practice year January 2019.

Attendance is required in at least one class annually as it will be tied into your eligibility to receive the Legal Aid discounted Bar member rate going forward for the 2019 practice year.
REGISTRATION: Space limited to 40. Register for class by email or call the Bar office at 295-4540

SPEAKER: The Hon. Chief Justice & Mr. Jeffrey Elkinson, Chairman of the PCC
DATE/TIME/LOCATION: 13 February 2018 at 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m at the Bar Office

The Hon. Chief Justice will host a CLE on the Overriding objective of the Supreme Court rules 1985 with particular emphasis on saving time and cost to clients and expediting matters through courts in an efficient manner. The Chief Justice will be joined by Mr. Jeffrey Elkinson, Chairman of the Professional Conduct Committee who will highlight the types of complaints processed to the Professional Conduct Committee and the ramifications/damage to the profession as a result of receiving this type of complaint.

Link to the Rules:
The Overriding objective is contained in Rule 1A and you can find it at pages 31 and 32 of the above.

Please register by emailing the Bar Office at