Law Association defensive, Dean stands by speech

The Law As­so­ci­a­tion said yes­ter­day that there was not enough ev­i­dence to back claims made by the Dean of the Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies Fac­ul­ty of Law, Rose-Marie Belle An­toine, that le­gal fees are too high in Trinidad and To­ba­go.

How­ev­er, Belle An­toine main­tained her po­si­tion made at the church ser­vice for the open­ing of the new law term on Mon­day adding that there was a lot more in her speech than just that.

Lifeline for law students

Prospec­tive lawyers from T&T, who com­plet­ed their post-grad­u­ate qual­i­fi­ca­tions in the Unit­ed King­dom, have been grant­ed a life­line in their bid to be called to the bar be­fore the end of the year. 

On Wednes­day, Ap­pel­late Judge Prakash Moo­sai grant­ed a stay of a re­cent judge­ment which struck down a law, which gave cit­i­zens with such qual­i­fi­ca­tions a short-cut in­to the pro­vi­sion over Cari­com na­tion­als. 

Antoine: TT's lawyer fees highest in Caribbean

In her fea­ture ad­dress cen­tred around ju­di­cial re­form dur­ing the church ser­vice for the cer­e­mo­ni­al open­ing of the 2019-2020 Law Term, dean of the law fac­ul­ty at the Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies (UWI) Prof. Rose-Marie Belle An­toine said that, in her opin­ion, lawyer fees in the coun­try "are too high".

An­toine al­so re­vealed that the lawyer fees in TT are some of the high­est in the Caribbean re­gion.

External law students appeal to AG for chance to practice

Over 600 stu­dents study­ing law at for­eign in­sti­tu­tions in­tend to gath­er out­side the Par­lia­ment to­day, hop­ing to seek an au­di­ence with the At­tor­ney Gen­er­al to con­vince him to amend the law to al­low them to prac­tice.

Law stu­dent Tegan Med­i­na made out the case on be­half of the oth­er stu­dents on CNC3's Morn­ing Brew Pro­gramme to­day.

National Security Minister: Observe the law in carrying out citizen's arrests

The Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon is today calling on all citizens to respect the rule of law when attempting to execute a citizen’s arrest in accordance with the Criminal Law Act Chapter 10:04 Section 3 (2).

A statement by the Ministry of National Security states that Minister Dillon offers condolences to the family of Ashdale Mc Hutchinson and condemns the fatal attack on him.