CONF-DEC2022 Session XVIII – Tips for Ethical Lawyers

The paper explores the concept of nobility in the profession “pursuing a learned art in the spirit of public service”, training, apprenticeship, mentoring, the maintenance of high ethical standards and missional acts of service albeit in most instances, paid for.

Ethical Standards for Lawyers: An examination of local and international codes of ethical conduct will contextualize the expectations of lawyers in Jamaica elevating the understanding of profession, duty, integrity and service.

Conventions of professional courtesy: an examination of the Canons of Professional Conduct, conduct in and out of Court, collegiality, responsible professional relationships.

General Tips: the meaning and value of hard work, client relationships, building and keeping confidences, general thoughts.

Caroline Patricia Hay K.C. FCIArb, Notary Public was called to the Jamaican Bar in 1994, the Guyana Bar in 1995 and the Jamaican Inner Bar in 2018. A fellow with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and certified mediator, Caroline’s practice is an interesting blend of civil and criminal law. Caroline is instructed in judicial review, corporate and private commercial claims, employment, real estate disputes and other matters. She is at times, a prosecutor by fiat of the DPP and offers law enforcement, government bodies and private citizens support in prosecutions, complex fraud investigations and asset restraint and recovery. She has practiced and taught extensively in the dual fields of Anti Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) and International Assistance in Criminal Matters and was rostered by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as an Expert on Transnational Organized Crime and International Cooperation. Caroline holds a Bachelor of Laws with honours from the University of the West Indies and a Certificate of Legal Education from the Norman Manley Law School. She is married to Kenneth and together they parent 5 children. She sits on several disciplinary panels, Review and Corporate Boards. Caroline is also a praise and worship leader in her home church Covenant City Church in Kingston.