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The Continued Legal Education (“CLE”) Committee consisting Christal Hanna (Chair), Sara-Ann Tucker (Bar Council), Tiffany Boys & Aura Cassidy cordially invites members to fill the calendar with training sessions for 2020!! 


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 


Unless otherwise notified, Continued Legal Education sessions are free to members of the Bermuda Bar Association. Visiting Overseas Counsel and Pupils are welcome and encouraged to attend. 


SPEAKER: SCARS Founder & Executive Director Debi Ray-Rivers & Team
DATE/TIME/LOCATION: Session #2 on 9 May at Argus postponed & Session #3 on 9 Sept at Argus scheduled (register for one)
DESCRIPTION: D2L ‘Darkness to light Stewards of Children’ Certified Training Program for Barristers & Attorneys, In-House Counsel, support staff/colleagues, family members & friends.

Dear Members,

The CLE Committee is delighted to announce TWO training opportunities for us all to become Certified ‘Darkness to Light Stewards of Children’ which will incur 2 qualifying CLE credits with attendance.

This is a 3 Hour evidence-based prevention program designed to educate adults on how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. We require a minimum of 5 attendees at each session, however there is no limit to the numbers that can be trained. As such, we wish to extend this invitation to your colleagues, friends, family, etc. - all are welcome. SCARS Founder & Executive Director Debi Ray-Rivers and her team are thrilled at the opportunity for more adults to hear their message on prevention!!!

The following dates and times have been careful considered to allow for maximum registration at a date and time which suits your busy schedules.

Session #1.
Date: 9 May 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Location: Argus Insurance Group, The Argus Building, 14 Wesley Street, Hamilton.

Session #2.
Date: 9 September 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 4-7 pm.
Location: Argus Insurance Group, The Argus Building, 14 Wesley Street, Hamilton.

Register by reply email by providing a first and last name of those who will join in the training.

Already SCARS training Certified but need CLE Credits? Re-certification is recommended every 3 years. Unscientifically, SCARS researched other programs and have found that 3 years is a common time frame at which renewal of this information is advisable. They would also like to encourage an ongoing dialogue on the topic of child protection with members of the Bar. Please let the Bar Office know if you are already Certified as we would like to keep a record of the percentage of members who are, or become SCARS trained.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Appleby and Argus for allowing us to host these wonderful training opportunities at their locations.

NOTE All Programs are of adult content. Anyone under the age of 18 and not younger than 16, will be allowed with signed parental consent (forms available upon request). Children under the age of 16 years will not be allowed to participate.

Due to generous community and corporate donors, there is no cost to participants for this training, however SCARS welcomes donations.
REGISTRATION: Registration required.