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Law body fails to get quorum

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Thursday, December 12, 2013
Law Association senior ordinary member Lynette Seebaran-Suite and junior ordinary member Shiv Sharma outside the Hall of Justice, Port-of-Spain, yesterday. A planned meeting of the association had to be rescheduled because of the lack of a quorum. PHOTO: MARYANN AUGUSTE

The Law Association’s special general meeting had to be rescheduled yesterday because of a poor turnout. It has been rescheduled to next Wednesday. Sources within the association said when the meeting was convened at the Hall of Justice, Port-of-Spain, around 3 pm yesterday, only seven members were present. Law association president Seenath Jairam was not at the meeting, as he was said to be overseas. Vice-president Gerry Brooks attended.

 

The motion due to be discussed at the meeting was approval for a $15 million budget to outfit the association’s new headquarters on Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain, and a 15-year mortgage to fund the project. The T&T Guardian understands that the association needed a quorum of at least 60 members for a vote on the motion.  

 

The new property was purchased early this year for $13 million, while repair and retro-fitting work has been estimated at another $2.5 million. Once approved, the new building will include a car park for 16 cars, a library and mediation facilities. The association had previously bought land at Hayes Street, St Clair, and planned to construct a building there, but instead sold the land in October for $7.5 million. 

 

Another issue which was expected to be raised is the recent public criticism over the judiciary’s delay in the delivery of judgments in major appeal cases. 

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