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Law Association to Contact CMO to Reduce Risks for ‘In-Person’

    THE Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) is going to contact the Chief Medical Officer about steps to be taken “to reduce risks associated with in-person hearings” in the courts. Chief Justice Ivor Archie in a practice direction last week banned all “in-person” hearings except in domestic violence matters. Justices Carol Gobin […]Read More

Senior Counsel Valeria Alcala Dies at 105

    TWO prominent female senior counsel pass on. The Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) has extended condolences to the families of Valeria Ortiz Alcala and Amelia Carrington. It stated that Alcala died on Saturday “at the golden age of 105 years.” She was admitted to practice on January, 7, 1963 and was […]Read More

PM not Moving on CJ

  PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley is not going to refer Chief Justice Ivor Archie under Section 137 of the Constitution that deals with impeachment proceedings against the CJ. In a letter to the Law Association, Rowley said, “I have con­sid­ered, ful­ly tak­en in­to ac­count and ob­served the find­ings and state­ments of Mr Jus­tice (Vashiest) […]Read More

Justice Kokaram: No Room for Politics in Section 137

THERE is no place for politics in matters relating to Section 137 of the Trinidad and Tobago Constitution that deals with impeachment proceedings of the Chief Justice. This was the ruling by High Court Justice Vasheist Kokaram on Wednesday when he quashed the decision of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley not to refer a complaint […]Read More

Law Association Calls for Investigation of Claims against Griffith

  THE Law Association is calling for an independent investigation into allegations made against Police Commissioner Gary Griffith by a Cocorite man. The Trinidad Express has published articles in which Cecil Skeete, 50, alleged that he was assaulted by Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith, Skeete has since sworn to an affidavit denying he was physically […]Read More

Law Association: Sharma was a Fearless, Eminent Jurist

  The Council of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) has described the late retired Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma “as a fearless and eminent jurist and distinguished judge.” In a release LATT gave a short biographical account of Sharma who was born on January, 24 1943 in Curepe, Trinidad, West Indies. He attended […]Read More

Law Association Sues PM on CJ Matter

  THE Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) has filed a judicial review application against a decision of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley not to launch an investigation into allegations of misconduct against Chief Justice Ivor Archie. The LATT is seek­ing a se­ries of de­c­la­ra­tions over Row­ley’s han­dling of a re­port, which rec­om­mend­ed that […]Read More

Law Association says don’t Judge Lawyers’ Fees by State Briefs

  THE Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) says that the legal fees for certain transactions were fixed by law and it “deprecates” the charging of exorbitant fees by its members. LATT was responding to the head of the Law Faculty of the St Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) […]Read More

PM: Law Association has Problem with CJ’s Lifestyle

DIEGO MARTIN – PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley says it appears the Law Association has a problem with Chief Justice Ivor Archie’s lifestyle. He also questioned the political affiliation of the Law Association and said a lack of evidence was the main reason he did not invoke Section 137 of the Constitution to initiate a […]Read More