Barbadian-Born Jurist Heads Newly-Formed Caribbean American Lawyers Association

Justice Sylvia Hinds-Radix (Photo via CMC)

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — A prominent Caribbean American jurist has been elected president of the first ever Caribbean American Lawyers Association (CALA) in New York.

Barbadian-born Justice Sylvia Hinds-Radix, who serves as an Associate Justice of the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that the Brooklyn, New York-based CALA was formed to reflect the Caribbean Diaspora on New York’s legal landscape.

Justice Hinds-Radix, a former administrative judge for civil matters in the Second Judicial District in New York, said CALA’s vice president, Yvette Hinds-Wills, a Guyanese national, specifically reached out to her, “because she had this burning desire to form such a bar association”.

“Collectively, they believed it was timely and necessary, both in the legal profession and in the community as a whole,” Justice Hinds-Radix said.

Similar to other bar associations, she said CALA intends to serve the Caribbean community by providing legal information, mentorship of young attorneys and those who want to become attorneys, and courses informing people of their individual rights.

Read more at: Jamaica Observer

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