bdabar@logic.bm   |   (441) 295 4540   |   Second Floor, Swan Building 26 Victoria Street Hamilton HM 12, Bermuda

The Continued Legal Education (“CLE”) Committee consisting of Chair Cindy Clarke, Peter Sanderson, Tawana Tannock & Kimberley Caines-Best cordially invites members to fill the calendar with training sessions  for 2018!! 

 

The Committee is calling on members of the Bermuda Bar to fill the calendar with at least 2 sessions a month to be scheduled from now until the end of the year. Please submit a quick email to the CLE Committee stating what subject matter you wish to speak on and your available dates. Sessions traditionally run on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30- until 1:30 p.m., however the Bar Office is flexible in that sessions may also be held late afternoons from 5 until 6:30 p.m. Everyone has something to offer!!

 

Attorneys who present legal, or legally related professional courses are entitled to the following CLE Credits: One hour lecture will be the equivalent of four hours of CLE credit; a two hour lecture will be the equivalent of eight hours of CLE credit.

 

All Attorneys, Registered Associates & In-House Counsel must complete eight (8) hours during the period 1st November to 31st October in each calendar year. Members interested in presenting CLE sessions are asked to email clebdabar@logic.bm 

 


MAY:
TITLE: BRIBERY, FRAUD & SANCTIONS FOR REINSURANCE (tentative title)(1 CLE Credit awarded)
SPEAKER: Henry Komansky, Oyster Consulting (Bermuda) Ltd & Nick Miles, Kennedys Chudleigh Ltd
DATE/TIME/LOCATION: 22 May 2018 at 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. NEW Bermuda Bar Association Office located 2nd floor, Swan Building, 26 Victoria Street, Hamilton. Light lunch & soft drinks available.
DESCRIPTION: Henry and Nick will address the Bermudian regulatory regime for non-life insurance as it relates to financial crime/fraud, bribery and sanctions, as well as recent regulatory actions for non-compliance.
REGISTRATION: No registration required.

TITLE: DEVELOPMENT & CURRENT STATUS OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE CAYMAN ISLANDS (1 CLE Credit awarded)
SPEAKER: James Austin- Smith, Chairperson of Cayman’s Human Rights Commission
DATE/TIME/LOCATION: (Mon) 28 May 2018 at 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. NEW Bermuda Bar Association Office located 2nd floor, Swan Building, 26 Victoria Street, Hamilton. Light lunch & soft drinks available.
DESCRIPTION: James Austin-Smith graduated with an honours degree in International Politics in 1997. He completed the postgraduate law conversion course and was called to the Bar of England and Wales by Inner Temple in 1999. He practised at the Bar in London until 2004 when he was admitted in Cayman. He specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution. He is a former member of the Cayman Islands Human Rights Committee and is well established within the community. Effective 1 April 2014 James has been appointed as a member until 1 January 2015, after which time he will assume the role as Chairman until 30 June 2018.
REGISTRATION: No registration required.


JUNE:
TITLE: WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW COULD HURT YOUR CLIENT – UNDERSTANDING DOMESTIC ABUSE (1 CLE Credit awarded)
SPEAKER: Mrs. E. Laurie Shiell-Smith, Executive Director, CENTRE AGAINST ABUSE
DATE/TIME/LOCATION: (Wed) 20 June 2018 at 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. NEW Bermuda Bar Association Office located 2nd floor, Swan Building, 26 Victoria Street, Hamilton. Light lunch & soft drinks available.
DESCRIPTION: • What is domestic abuse?
• What is screening?
• Why should lawyers screen?
• What happens afterwards?
REGISTRATION: No registration required.