The ACLI organizes law conferences, convocations, and other meetings on topics of imminent concern in the Caribbean.
The American Caribbean Law Initiative (ACLI) invites you to attend its summer law symposium in the beautiful Caribbean city of Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago from July 10-12, 2009. The conference entitled, Dispute Resolution and Restorative Justice will focus on the latest developments in alternative dispute resolution from cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary perspectives.
The international group of presenters includes demonstrations of the latest technological innovation in the field by the Canadian group Chambersettle and the English company, The Mediation Room. Jurists, government representatives, academics and members of the bar will lead discussions concerning online dispute resolution, therapeutic jurisprudence and restorative justice. They will highlight the application of these methods to numerous legal areas including family law, business and finance, and human rights.
Don't miss this invaluable opportunity to share and learn what's transpiring in the ongoing transformation of alternative dispute resolution in the law. The Hilton Trinidad & Tobago will be the host hotel and other fine hotels are located nearby. Discounts available for early registration and/or membership in the ACLI. Book your room for the 2009 ACLI Law Conference online at the personalized Hilton Trinidad & Tobago website. Don't forget to register for the conference also using this form below.
The first convocation was the celebration founding the ACLI on August 29, 2000 at Florida Coastal School of Law (FCSL). About 400 people joined Dean Lively of FCSL, Principal Keith Sobion of Norman Manley Law School, Associate Dean Paul Joseph of Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center (NSU), Dean John Brittain of Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law (TMSL), Hugh Salmon, Senior Assistant Attorney General of Jamaica, representatives from the City of Jacksonville, along with Henry Ramsey, Jr., former Dean at Howard University School of Law and Professor Knechtle. Jamaica’s Attorney General A.J. Nicholson was the featured speaker.
The ACLI held its first law conference, “Caribbean Market Forces; Emerging Trends in International and Comparative Law,” from July 23 – 24, 2004 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica at the Renaissance Jamaica Grande Resort. There were six panels and over 90 conference participants who gave the conference excellent reviews. Media coverage was thorough. The conference offered Continuing Legal Education credits for members of the Florida Bar and papers presented at the conference were published both in the Caribbean and the U.S.
Co-sponsors of the ACLI Law Conference included the Jamaican Bar Association, the Association of Caribbean Bar Associations, the International Section of the Florida Bar, and the Teaching International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law.
The ACLI held its second law conference in Nassau, Bahamas with the Eugene Dupuch Law School in July, 2006.
The third ACLI conference on July 10-12, 2009 will be at the Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago. The city of the Port of Spain is located on the Gulf of Paria, on the northwest coast of the island of Trinidad.
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