To ensure that proper legal services are provided to the Government; to provide statutory services to the public relating to the public trust and bankruptcy matters; and to register titles, mortgages, companies, societies and other bodies as well as other documents, as required by the law.
Viability of local law school under examination –AG Williams
July 20, 2015 by Guyana Chronicle
A feasibility study spearheaded by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, to ascertain whether the establishment of a local law school would be a viable option is currently underway. This revelation was made yesterday by Williams, following a high-level meeting in his chambers to discuss the way forward for Guyanese law students who have been negatively affected by recent developments at the Hugh Wooding Law School.
Present at the meeting which facilitated discussions related to issues affecting students were Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Jacob Opadeyi; Head of the Department of Law, Sheldon McDonald; President of the Bar Association, Christopher Ram; past president of the Bar Association, Ronald Burge-Smith; a member of the Council of Legal Education; and Vincent Alexander, Technical Advisor to the senior Minister of Education and former registrar of UG.
NGOs engage Attorney General in forging partnership for justice
A SEVEN-woman delegation comprising members of the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA), Help and Shelter, Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), Red Thread, Child Link and the Guyana Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) met on Monday with the Minister of Legal Affairs and Attorney General, Basil Williams. Issues were raised on some key concerns regarding access to justice and the functioning of the courts in the interior, implementation of the Domestic Violence Act, juveniles and the court system (including enactment of the Juvenile Justice Bill), amendment of the Jury Act, activation of night courts, alternative sentencing, specialised courts for sexual offences, training for judiciary, magistracy and court officers, coroner’s inquest and the Prevention of Discrimination Act 1997 on the grounds of sexual orientation.
AG pledges to improve services at Berbice Deeds Registry –during familiarisation visit
July 12, 2015
AFTER serving 16 years as a temporary Legal Clerk at the Supreme Court Registry in Berbice, Petal Denny can now look forward to securing a permanent position at the entity.Denny said being a ‘temp’ is a real humbug, as she is not entitled to any vacation leave or allowance, and no sick leave with pay, even after having completed a number of courses.
After hearing her out on Friday during a tour of the facility, Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Mr Basil Williams reassured Denny, who is currently pursuing a degree in Social Work, that he will personally look into the matter.
Caricom Heads advocate for continued Hugh Wooding placements for UG students
July 8, 2015 By Kaieteur News
Despite prevailing concerns, the top 25 graduating law students of the University of Guyana (UG) are expected to be granted access to the Hugh Wooding Law School this year.This decision was one made at the recently concluded 36th Caricom Heads of Government meeting in Barbados.The automatic entry allowance for the local law students has been one that has been fraught with uncertainty in recent years.
For the past few years Guyana has been forced to fight relentlessly for placement of its top performing students at the Hugh Wooding Law School, a situation that had its genesis when the Council for Legal Education (CLE) suspended the Hugh Wooding Law School and UG’s special arrangement for automatic placement for 25 of its (UG’s) top performing students.
Automatic entry to ‘Hugh Wooding’… AG lauds CARICOM’s support of Guyanese law students
July 7, 2015 by Guyana Chronicle
IN supporting the facilitation of the top 25 law students from the University of Guyana (UG) to the Hugh Wooding Law School (HWLS) in Trinidad and Tobago for 2015, CARICOM’s efforts at the recently-concluded 36th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM were lauded by Attorney-General (AG) and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams.