Jamaican Bar Association
- Strive for the maintenance and strengthening of the Rule of Law and Human Rights
- To protect the independence of Judges and Attorneys-at-Law
- To work towards law reform and the improvement of our legal system
- To offer service to our system of justice and to those in need or our aid and protection
- To foster basic and continuing legal education; and
- To promote the integrity and good name of the legal profession in Jamaica
The Jamaican Bar Association was formed on the 16th January 1973. It is a voluntary organisation comprised of Attorneys-at-Law called to the Jamaican Bar.
The objectives of the Jamaican Bar Association are to:
Membership is voluntary and as at April 2012, there were over 1,200 members. The Association is not a regulatory or disciplinary body. It has no power to hear complaints against Attorneys, even if they are members of the Association.
The Association is administered by a Council comprising a President, Vice- President, Immediate Past President (where appropriate) and twenty (20) Council members. The three (3) Regional Bar Associations also have one observer each on Council.
The Executive includes:
President: Mr Ian Wilkinson
Vice President: Mrs Valerie Neita-Robertson
Immediate Past President: Mrs Jacqueline Samuels-Brown, QC
Treasurer: Mr Donovan Walker
Asst. Treasurer: Ms Sherry-Ann McGregor
Secretary: Ms Althea McBean
Asst. Secretary: Mr Maurice Manning
78-80 Harbour Street,
Tel: (+876) 967-1528 or (+876) 967-9034