The Council is the governing body of the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association and manages the affairs of the Bar Association.
The Council consists of the immediate past president of the Bar Association, a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and seven (7) ordinary members, one of whom is nominated by the elected members of the Council to serve as Secretary. Elections are held annually to elect the members of the Bar to the Council. The elected officers and members of the Council for the year 2020-2021 are:
Dahlia Joseph Rowe
Immediate Past President
Tashna Powell Williams
Dane Victor Elliott-Hamilton
THE COUNCIL has established the following committees to assist the Council in discharging its duties under the Legal Profession Act:
THE BENCH-BAR COMMITTEE – established to facilitate open and frank dialogue between the Bench and Bar with a view to promoting, maintaining and supporting the administration of justice in St. Kitts and Nevis.
The members of the Bench-Bar Committee are:
The elected representatives of the Council
The members of the Inner Bar (Queen’s Counsel) are invited to participate in Bench-Bar Committee meetings.
The committee meetings are chaired by the President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association.
THE LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE – established to review and provide feedback on proposed legislation as well as review existing legislation that may be in need of reform.
The members of the Legislative Review Committee are:
Kurlyn Merchant (Chairperson)
Tashna Powell Williams (Deputy Chairperson)
Delara MacClure Taylor
WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA COMMITTEE – established to create and maintain cyber platforms to provide valuable information and education to the public and to keep Attorneys-at-Law informed on the work and events of the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association.
The members of the Website and Social Media Committee are:
Adrian Scantlebury (Chairperson)
LAW WEEK COMMITTEE – established to plan and execute a special week of activities geared towards strengthening bonds among persons involved in the administration of justice and the public generally; to educate the public on matters of significant interest; to demonstrate the Bar Association’s commitment to social responsibility by affording members the opportunity to give back to their communities in various ways; to enhance the image of the profession and improve public trust and confidence in the profession.
The members of the Law Week Committee are:
Anmarieta Staines (Chairperson)
Sherry Ann Liburd-Charles
The elected representatives of the Council and members of all committees offer their time and assistance on a voluntary basis. No fees are paid to any member of the Council or Committee but a member may be reimbursed from the funds of the Association for out-of-pocket and traveling expenses incurred by him or her in relation to the Association.