Antigua and Barbuda’s hosting of the 48th Meeting of the Council of Legal Education has been dubbed a success.
According to a release the organizing committee headed by Attorney General the Hon. Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin held a follow up meeting on Thursday and from all reports Antigua received an A plus for its handling of the event.
Benjamin said that the positive feedback from members of the Council of Legal Education is overwhelming. He said that he is pleased with the work done by the organizing group, who was able to work together in achieving such a daunting task.
The Minister commended the team on behalf of the government and further mentioned that “any special activities that will be planned nationally of any sort will be handled by the present team.
The Council of Legal Education commenced their meeting on From September 1st – 3rd at the St. James Club.
The release states that during the week of activities lawyers from around the region including Antigua and Barbuda attended the 11th annual lecture in the Dr. the Hon. Lloyd Barnett O.J Topic Law in Society presented by President of the Law Association Trinidad Mr. Reginald Armor SC.
Minister Benjamin delivered the welcome remarks, during the opening ceremony, where he reiterated his call for the establishment of a School of Law in Antigua, a venture that is still high on the agenda of the Gaston Browne led administration.
The week packed agenda climaxed with a cocktail reception.
The Council of Legal Education is the body responsible for the administration of legal education throughout the region.
The organization’s vision is to be a world leader in higher education through innovation, creativity and relevance in a system of practical legal education that is rooted in history as Caribbean people.
It is also designed to enhance the practice of law and jurisprudence of the Caribbean, to empower people and develop their societies through the 21st century.