Legal clinics for men

With some funding from the Barbados Non-State Actors Small Grants Programme of the European Union, Men’s Education Support Association is organising three legal clinics for men.

The specific objectives of the clinics will be to sensitise men to their rights and responsibilities in the legal system and give them insights into how their own actions can assist them in getting greater justice.

Each clinic will cater to men between 18 and 40 years old, and will repeat all the information given in the other two. Clinics will take place as follows:

Saturday, May 11, 2013 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Registration at 8:30 a.m.) — Lester Vaughan School, St. Thomas.

Saturday, May 18, 2013 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Registration at 8:30 a.m.) — Alexandra School, Speightstown, St. Peter.

Saturday, June 01, 2013 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Registration at 8:30 a.m.) — Christ Church Parish Church Centre, Church Hill Road, Christ Church.

Lawyer Cecil McCarthy QC, will facilitate the clinics, giving the opening address at each.

Director of Community Legal Services (Legal Aid), Bernadette John, and Head of the Office of Professional Responsibility of the Royal Barbados Police Force, Inspector Anderson Hinkson, will also make presentations.

It is expected that a booklet titled Guidelines for Men in Navigating the Legal System in Barbados, will be one of the beneficial outcomes of the clinics.

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