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About The Barbados Bar Association

The Association was incorporated by the Barbados Bar Association Act of 1940. This Act stipulates the rules for the election of a Council which currently consists of 17 members, 5 of whom sit as the Executive. Currently, the Association comprises of approximately 520 members.


The Association was established for the following purposes:


    • To support and protect the character, status and interest of the Legal Profession
    • generally and particularly attorneys-at-law practicing in Barbados;
    • To promote honorable practice, and settle disputed points in practice;
    • To maintain the honour and independence of the Bar and the defence of the Bar in
    • relation to the judiciary and the executive;
    • To improve the administration of justice and procedure and trial by jury;
    • To establish and maintain a system of prompt and efficient legal advice and legal aid
    • for those persons in need thereof;
    • To promote and support law reform, law revision and law reporting;
    • To settle questions of professional conduct, discipline and etiquette;
    • To consider all questions affecting the interests of the profession and to initiate and
    • watch over, and, where necessary, to petition the Parliament of Barbados or promote
    • deputations in relation to general measures affecting the profession, and to procure
    • changes of law or practice, and the promotion of improvements in the principles and
    • administration of the law;
    • To further good relations and understanding between the Bar and the public;
    • To further good relations between the Bar and lawyers of other countries;
    • To protect the public right of access to the courts and of representation by attorneys-at-
    • law before the courts and tribunals;
    • To sponsor such provident schemes as may be created for the benefit of its members
    • and their defendants;
    • To encourage the study of law and for that purpose the donation on such terms and
    • conditions as may be prescribed by regulations, of scholarships, prizes or other
    • rewards or distinctions;
    • To promote information on legal subjects by lectures, discussions, books,
    • correspondence with public bodies and individuals, or otherwise;
    • To establish group insurance schemes for professional purposes.

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Barbados Bar Association
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