SCHEDULE OF CLPD SEMINARS

on  Legal subjects with special emphasis on Ethics, Client Welfare, Finance & Business Management

TIMETABLE – HILARY TERM 2017

You may pay your registration fees online by clicking ADD TO ORDER in the column relating to your years in practice. All methods of payment are accepted at the General Legal Council’s office, 78 Harbour Street, Kingston.

Unfortunately, we are unable to refund registration fees if we receive notification of your cancellation within twenty-four (24) days of the date of the seminar.

DateTimeTitleCodeCreditsVenuePresentersAttorneys less than 3yrsAttorneys 3yrs & over
01/14/201710:00 AM - 12:00 PMReferral and Engagement- Legal Aid - Dock Briefs EC1022JBA Conference Hall Downtown, KingstonNancy Anderson
02/02/20175:00 PM - 7:00 PMMaking Yourself Compliant with the Legal Profession Accounts and Records Regulations 1999EMF20112Royal Decameron, Montego BayMr. Walter Scott QC
02/04/201710:00 AM - 12:00 PMHorizontal Application of Charter of Human RightsCL3232JBA Conference Hall Downtown, KingstonDr. Lloyd Barnett
02/11/201710:00 AM - 12:00 PMMaking Yourself Compliant with the Legal Profession Accounts and Records Regulations 1999EMF20112Mystic Ridge Resort, Ocho RiosMr. Walter Scott QC
02/18/201710:00 AM - 12:00 PMThe Appropriate Technology Under the Civil Procedure RulesCL3202JBA Conference Hall Downtown, KingstonMr. Alton Morgan
02/18/20171:15 PM - 3:15 PMConduct In Court Interacting With The CourtEC10172JBA Conference Hall Downtown, KingstonHon. B. St. Michael Hylton, Q.C.
02/21/20175:00 PM - 7:00 PMMaking Yourself Compliant with the Legal Profession Accounts and Records Regulations 1999EMF20112Mona Visitor's Lodge, KingstonMr. Walter Scott QC
02/24/20179:00 AM - 4:00 PMSandals South Coast Accommodation Friday NightWestmoreland
02/24/20179:00 AM - 4:00 PMSandals South Coast Accommodation Friday and Saturday NightsWestmoreland
02/25/20179:00 AM - 4:00 PMSandals South Coast Accommodation Saturday NightWestmoreland
02/25/20179:30 AM - 11:00 AMA Practical Implementation of Your Change Management and Strategic PlanAMF20142Sandals South Coast, WestmorelandMr. Lowel Morgan and Mr. Mark-Paul Cowan
02/25/201710:00 AM - 4:00 PMComposite Registration for Sandals South Coast Weekend Seminar 2017COMP1Sandals South Coast, Westmoreland
02/25/201711:15 AM - 1:15 PMThe Ethical Lawyer Burnishing The BrandEC10222Sandals South Coast, WestmorelandHon. Justice C. Dennis Morrison
02/25/20172:15 PM - 4:15 PMTax Avoidance Schemes and the Corporate Veil After the Panama Papers 2017CL3242Sandals South Coast, WestmorelandHon. B. St. Michael Hylton
02/26/201710:00 AM - 12:00 PMRecovery of Property or Money paid under an Illegal ContractCL3252Sandals South Coast, WestmorelandHon. RNA Henriques, Q.C.
03/11/201710:00 AM - 12:00 PMThe Right to Bail? A Comparative PerspectiveCL3122Jambar Conference Hall, KingstonMr. William Panton
03/11/20171:15 PM - 3:15 PMEthical Considerations Under the Contingency Fee RegimeEC10242Jambar Conference Hall, KingstonDr. Adolph Edwards
03/15/20175:00 PM - 7:00 PMRegulatory Changes Advertising Guidelines and Contingency Fees and Compensation FundEMF20123Jamaica Conference Centre, KingstonMrs. Daniella Gentles-Silvera, Mr. John Bassie and Mr. Lowel Morgan
03/18/201710:30 AM - 12:30 PMLegal and Procedural Aspects of Subdivisions Vesting under Section 155 of the RTA and Destruction of Strata PlansCL3192Jambar Conference Hall, KingstonMrs. Cherise Walcott
03/25/201710:00 AM - 12:00 PMEthical Considerations Under the Contingency Fee RegimeEC10242Golf View Hotel, MandevilleDr. Adolph Edwards
04/08/201710:30 AM - 12:30 PMDefining the Nexus Between Policy and Legislation the Attorney's RoleEC10213Jambar Conference Hall Downtown, KingstonMs. Nadine Wilkins (Deputy Director Legal Reform Department and Ms. Venessa McLean LLM in Advanced Legislative Studies London
04/08/20172:00 PM - 4:00 PMGuilt By AssociationCL3172Jambar Conference Hall Downtown, KingstonMr. Richard Small
04/19/20175:00 PM - 7:00 PMRecovery of Property or Money paid under an Illegal ContractCL3252Mona Visitor's Lodge, KingstonHon. RNA Henriques, Q.C.
04/27/20175:00 PM - 7:00 PMEthical Considerations Under the Contingency Fee RegimeEC10242Royal Decameron, Montego BayDr. Adolph Edwards
04/29/201710:00 AM - 1:00 PMRegulatory Changes Advertising Guidelines and Contingency Fees and Compensation FundEMF20123Golf View Hotel, MandevilleMrs. Daniella Gentles-Silvera, Mr. John Bassie and Mr. Lowel Morgan
05/20/2017 to 05/21/2017GLC LAW CONFERENCE 201712Jamaica Conference Centre, Kingston
06/14/20175:00 PM - 7:00 PMTermination of Bank Accounts Fast Forward from Olint v NCBCL328Jambar Conference Hall, KingstonDr. Christopher Malcolm
06/20/2017POSTPONEDThe Right to Bail? A Comparative PerspectiveCL3122Sunscape Resort, Montego BayMr. William PantonPOSTPONEDPOSTPONED
06/22/20175:00 PM - 7:00 PMAccess to Justice Modern Civil Procedure Rules St. MaarteenCL3291Jambar Conference Hall, KingstonMr. Kevin Powell
06/24/201710:00 AM - 12:00 PMThe Appropriate Technology Under the Civil Procedure RulesCL3202Jambar Conference Hall, KingstonMr. Alton Morgan
06/24/20171:15 PM - 3:15 PMRecovery of Property or Money paid under an Illegal ContractCL3252Jambar Conference Hall, KingstonHon. RNA Henriques, Q.C.
06/28/20175:00 PM - 7:00 PMThe Right to Bail? A Comparative PerspectiveCL3122Jamaica Conference Centre, KingstonMr. William Panton
07/05/20175:00 PM - 7:00 PMPOCA 1AMF2015Jambar Conference Hall, KingstonMr. Allan Wood, Q.C. and Mrs. Gina Phillips-Black
07/08/2017POSTPONEDFraud and Crime in Real Estate DevelopmentJambar Conference Hall, KingstonPOSTPONEDPOSTPONED
07/08/2017POSTPONEDLegal Implications of Land UtilizationJambar Conference Hall, KingstonPOSTPONEDPOSTPONED
07/09/2017POSTPONEDLegal and Ethical Issues Relating to Land Transaction and Real Estate DevelopmentJambar Conference Hall, KingstonPOSTPONEDPOSTPONED
07/19/20175:00 PM - 7:00 PMThe Sub-Judice RuleCL330Jambar Conference Hall, KingstonMrs. Daniella Gentles-Silvera
07/22/201710:00 AM - 12:00 PMRevisiting the General Legal Council’s AML Guidance for the Legal Profession Part One (POCA)EMF20152Jambar Conference Hall, KingstonMr. Allan Wood, Q.C. and Mrs. Gina Phillips-Black
07/29/20179:30 AM - 11:30 AMA New Look at Trials of Criminal ChargesCL3262Everglades Conference Centre, St. ElizabethHon. Frank Phipps Q.C. and Mr. Bert Samuels
07/29/201712:30 PM - 2:30 PMThe Application to Register Land: The Attorneys' Dream or Nightmare"CL331Everglades Conference Centre, St. ElizabethMs. Gloria Brown, Ms. Lisa Campbell and Ms. Kimberley Bowen
07/29/20172:30 PM - 4:30 PMRevisiting the General Legal Council’s AML Guidance for the Legal Profession Part One (POCA)EMF20152Everglades Conference Centre, St. ElizabethMr. Allan Wood, Q.C.
07/30/201710:00 AM - 12:00 PMUnjustifiable or Unfair Dismissal What's in a Name?CL327Everglades Conference Centre, St. ElizabethMrs. Carla-Ann Harris RoperPOSTPONEDPOSTPONED

N.B Accreditation i.e CLPD credit designation is being sought for all courses listed above.

UP COMING WEEKEND SEMINARS 2017

December 1-3 Northern Regional CLPD Ocho Rios Topics to be announced

These are the rates for all seminars in the Schedule unless otherwise specified.

Years In Practice JA$ US$
Attorneys-at-law of less than three years’ standing 2,000 17
Attorneys-at-law of three years’ standing and over 4,000 33

Codes for CLPD Courses

EC is applicable to the subjects ethics and clients’ welfare, AMF is applicable to accounts, business management & finance and CL is applicable to general CLPD subjects.

CodeTitleCredits
AMF201Proceeds of Crime Act and Attorneys’ Obligations3
AMF2010You Have Written Your Strategic Plan Now What2
AMF2011Making Yourself Compliant with the Legal Profession Accounts and Records Regulations 1999Credits may be granted upon application using Form 2
AMF202Business Management3
AMF203Clients' Accounts - Financial Accounting Concepts, Methodology and Responsibilites2
AMF203Presentation 1 - Clients' Accounts - Financial Accounting Concepts, Methodology and Responsibilites2
AMF203 - P1Presentation 2 - Clients' Accounts - Financial Accounting Concepts, Methodology and Responsibilites2
AMF204Attorneys' and Clients' Accounts Part 2 - Banking and Taxing Requirements, Accounting for Interest and Reporting Responsibilities2
AMF205Finance Issues for the Legal Practitioner3
AMF208Organizing the Business of Law Practice2
AMF209The Challenges of Entrepreneurship2
CL301Replacing the Corporate Veil - The Retreat From The Retreat From Salomon2
CL302"Legislative Policy and Women's Human Rights: Why the Inflation in Legislation on Women's Bodies?"2
CL303Getting to Yes: Bail Applications in the Courts of Jamaica2
CL304Civil Malicious Prosecution And Abuse Of Process A New Lease On Life2
CL305The Administrator General's (Amendment) Act, 20152
CL306Estate Planning2
CL311The New Insolvency Proceedings Rules Legal UpdateCredits may be granted upon application using Form 2
CL312The Right to BailCredits may be granted upon application using Form 2
CL313Defining the Nexu Between Policy and Legislation the Attorney's RoleCredits may be granted upon application using Form 2
CL314Interpreting Tax LegislationCredits may be granted upon application using Form 2
CLA(S1)Plenary Session TEN YEARS OF JURISPRUDENCE IN THE CCJ2
CLB(S2)Legal Composition Writing Judgements Writing Arbitral Awards Writing Opinions2
CLC(S4)Abuse Of Process In Criminal Cases Whither This Unruly Horse?2
CLE(S6)The Initiation and Conduct Of Criminal Prosecutions: Criminal Prosecutions and the Constitutional Role Of the Office of DPP in the Criminal Justice System
Is there a right to bring a private prosecution or is it dependent on the grant of a fiat by DPP
2
CLF(S7)Procedure and Advocacy in the Original Jurisdiction of the CCJ2
EC101The Essentials of Professionalism and Ethics - Admission to the Profession - Status and Responsibilities as an Attorney2
EC1010Legal Aid - The Role of Counsel - Ethics & Procedure2
EC1011Moot: The Canons of Professional Ethics are Adequate for Attorneys in the Public Service?2
EC1012Attorneys Professional Undertakings in the Courts and in Contracts2
EC1013Relationship with Fellow Attorneys-Collegiality-Contact with Attorneys' Clients2
EC1014Disciplinary System - Complaints - Professional Misconduct and Adjudication - Cooperation - Compliance2
EC1015(S3)Relationship Between Bench & Bar - Traditions and Ethics2
EC1016Contemporary Ethical Issues In Criminal Law Practice2
EC1017Conduct In Court Interacting With The CourtCredits may be granted upon application using Form 2
EC102Referral and Engagement- Legal Aid - Dock Briefs 2
EC103Diligence in Handling Clients' Business - Standard of Care - Duty to continue to act - Repugnant/Unpopular Clients2
EC104Duty to the Court - Candour, Courtesy, Co-operation2
EC105AAttracting Clients - Part 1 - Advertising3
EC106Conflicts of Interests3
EC107Confidentiality - Disclosure - Privilege2
EC108Fee Charging and Contingency Fees Recovery3
EC109The Role and Responsibilities of the Advocate - Independence, Duty of the Prosecuting and Defence Counsel2
EMF206"Cross - Border Practice - Legal and Ethical Elements"3
EMF207Proceeds of Crime Act - Guidance for Attorneys3
EMF208(S5)Litigation Costs Recovery and Attorneys' Obligations2

Please note that as from the year 2014, any attorney who commenced practice on or after October 1, 2012 must, during his or her first three years of practice obtain a minimum of sixteen (16) CLPD credits consisting of not less than six (6) credits in a CLPD course in ethics and client welfare and two (2) credits in business management and finance.

All other attorneys must obtain a minimum of twelve (12) CLPD credits consisting of not less than four (4) credits in ethics and client welfare and eight (8) other credits in any CLPD course.

REGISTRATION:

Attorneys are urged to pre-register for the courses in which they intend to participate as accommodation cannot be guaranteed for persons who do not. Attorneys are also being requested to avoid payment by cash and in cases where payment is being made at the venue to use credit cards. Attorneys may pre-register by:

  1. Making payment by clicking the Add to Order buttons in the schedule above or by sending cheques or money orders to the General Legal Council, 78 Harbour Street, Kingston.
  2. The registration fee for courses: Attorneys of 1-3 years in practice are required to pay $2,000.00 per session of 2 hours while attorneys over 3 years will pay $4,000.00 per session of 2 hours.
  3. All courses are awarded credits by virtue of application to the Accreditation Committee. Where credits have been awarded for participation in a course they will be reflected in the Credits column of the schedule.

Please email enquiries in relation to the schedule to clpddirector@generallegalcouncil.org.

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