Chote running unopposed for President of Law Association

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Chote running unopposed for President of Law Association

Sophia Chote is running unopposed for the position of president of the Law Association.

Chote is a former independent senator and criminal defence attorney. The current president is Douglas Mendes, SC, who has served as president for four terms.

In a notice to members, the association said its 35th annual general meeting will be held virtually, on Zoom, on March 19 and that Chote will be running with no one else contesting for the position.

The notice also said since there were no valid nominations for the position of treasurer, a resolution will be put to members to extend the date for nominations to March 31.

At the AGM, members are also expected to vote for senior and ordinary members.
Current vice-president Patricia Dindyal and Rajiv Persad will contest the vice-presidency.

Voting will also take place for the ten positions of senior ordinary members from nominees: Darrell Allahar, Frederick Gilkes, Lynette Seebaran-Suite, Helen Araujo, Theresa Hadad, Wayne Sturge, Shankar Bidaisee, Mario Merritt, Ronnie Bissessar, Christlyn Moore, Patricia Dindyal, Irena Paynter, Amerelle Francis and Michael Rooplal.

The nominees for the five ordinary members are Peter Carter, Aaron Mahabir, Kely-Jo Victoria Sirju, Nekisha Charles, Kai-Leigh Phillip, Trevor Clarke, Rebecca Rafeek, Anuradha Dean and Alexia Romero.

A link for virtual voting will be provided to all financial members by e-mail on the morning of the AGM.