HOW TO BECOME A LAWYER IN TRINIDAD?: Antoinette Sydney

There are 2 ways to qualify to practice law in Trinidad and Tobago. I will discuss one way in this post. In a subsequent post, I will discuss the other way.

Step 1 –The Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is a three-year program that law students may complete at the University of West Indies in Trinidad or in Barbados. This will be an introduction to many principles of different types of law such as contract law, family law. There are approximately 5 different law courses for you to complete every semester. At the end of every semester, you will have a written examination. Upon successful completion of your LLB, you will be given automatic entry into the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad.

Step 2-Legal Education Certificate (LEC)

The Legal Education Certificate (LEC) at the Hugh Wooding Law School is a two-year long program. You will have oral presentations to make which will strengthen your advocacy skills. You will also have written examinations at the end of each academic year (year one and year two). In addition to this you will have at least 3 written assignments for at least 3 courses for the academic year. During the  July/August vacation of the first academic year ,the law student must undergo a period of “attachment” (internship) for at least eight weeks with an attorney at law with no less than 10 years’ experience. There is also a Legal Clinic where students can specialise in various fields of law under the supervision of an experienced attorney at law.

Step 3-Admission to Practice

After graduation from Law School, a petition to practise law as an attorney at law in Trinidad is made to the High Court. On the day of the hearing of the petition an attorney at law without about 10 years’ experience will call your name (referred to as calling to the bar)

Total amount of years: Approximately 5 years.

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How to Register with the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in Trinidad?AML Compliance Consultants

What is the FIU?

The FIU is the  primary institution for the collection of financial intelligence and information and the analysis, dissemination, and exchange of such financial intelligence this will also include information among law enforcement authorities, financial institution and listed businesses

Which businesses are required to register with the FIU?

Non Regulated Financial Institutions[3]

  • Credit Union
  • Building Society
  • Money or Value Transfer Services

Listed Businesses[4]

  •  Motor Vehicle Sales
  • Real Estate
  • Gaming House
  • Pool Betting
  • National Lotteries On-Line Betting Games
  • Jeweler
  • A Private Members’ Club
  •  An Art Dealer
  • An Accountant, an Attorney-at-law or other Independent Legal Professional
  • Trust and Company Service Providers 

The FIU Form RG 1 must be printed from the FIU website and completed. This form must be submitted to the office of the Financial Intelligence Unit within three months of the registration of the company or business. Within 14 days the FIU will confirm receipt of your registration documents by email or phone call. The FIU will indicate whether your certificate is ready for collection.

What is the penalty for failing to register with the FIU?


What is the penalty for failing to register with the FIU?

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[1]http://www.investopedia.com/terms/a/aml.asp

]http://www.fiu.gov.tt/about_fiu.php?mid=3

3]http://www.fiu.gov.tt/about_fiu.php?mid=4

[4]http://www.fiu.gov.tt/about_fiu.php?mid=4