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Jairam heads Law Association
Senior Counsel Seenath Jairam was yesterday elected Law Association president, in an election which registered one of the largest voter turnouts in the association’s history. Jairam, a former member of the Police Service Commission and High Court judge received 138 votes with his closest competitor Stanley Marcus, SC, receiving 113.
Outspoken Senior Counsel Israel Khan, who was the first candidate to announce his intention to run in the elections, placed third with a total of 86 votes. In an interview after the elections which were held at the Hall of Justice, Knox Street, Port-of-Spain, Jairam said his first project as president is to establish stricter accounting methods for the association’s funds.
Jairam said: “I intend to make sure there are rigid controls, to ensure the funds are properly accounted for, but in any event from what I have heard today I am encouraged that proper systems have already been put in place.” In May, the association’s president Dana Seetahal, SC, resigned from the post, as contention emerged over funds of more than $200,000 which was found to be missing from the association’s accounts. Up to late yesterday, the full results of the elections were not available as they were being tallied under the supervision of returning officer Gillian Lucky.
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