The Cayman Islands Law Society has launched a new website – www.caymanlawsociety.org.
The main objective for the site is to enhance the profile of the CILS locally and internationally.
The CILS was established in 1967 with a mere seven members and presently has over 300 members, with a membership that is open to all practicing Cayman Islands Attorneys-at-Law.
The society’s main role is to promote and protect the character, status and interest of the legal profession in the Cayman Islands.
It has also played a leading role in the development of the Cayman Islands as one of the key bodies that has initiated and commented on proposed legislation, states a press release.
The introduction of the website is a natural progression for the CILS as the need for education and promotion of the legal profession in the Cayman Islands continues to grow.
The site will allow legal professionals to research the society, its members and obtain general information about practicing law in the Cayman Islands.
Two key features of the website are contact details for all law firms on the Island as well as information on being admitted as an attorney, the latter being of particular importance to the future of the profession
‘Our website is a reflection of our development as a professional body,’ says Charles Quin Q.C., CILS President. ‘As time progresses we intend to upgrade the website so that it contains news affecting the profession and articles written by our members.’
In addition to the website, the society is planning a full calendar of activities to celebrate its 40th anniversary including a members’ dinner in October.
The society would like to extend its thanks to its Vice-President Alasdair Robertson who coordinated the creation of the website and also the team of articled clerks from local law firm Maples and Calder who wrote the content for the site.