Bar Association to pursue role as civil society leader
-re-elected President

Stabroek News
May 26, 2001

The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) is aiming to enhance its credibility both locally and internationally as a civil society leader, according to re-elected president of the body, attorney-at-law Anande Trotman.

Trotman, thanking GBA members for their confidence when they returned her last Friday, stressed that the body would also maintain its focus on continuing education.

A GBA press release said that among the office bearers elected for the 2001-2002 term are Nigel Hughes and Lillian Crawford-Abbensetts - vice presidents; Nicola Pierre - secretary; Toussant Boyce - assistant secretary; and Morsha Johnson - treasurer; as well as a six-member committee.

The release stated that the Bar would continue its compilation of recommendations on the state of the legal profession to offer positions on the "way forward".

In keeping with this theme, the GBA has set up working committees from among the membership of the general Bar and a "blueprint" is to be put out on Constitutional Reform, the Administration of Justice, Information Technology, Human Rights, Legal Education and Commercial Instruments.

It is hoped that the work of these committees would have far reaching consequences on the reform of the legal system here, the release added.