Integrity, diversification highlighted during Legal Education Week
A pair of local attorneys underscored the importance of integrity and diversification among legal professionals in The Bahamas during the 7th Annual Legal Education Week, organized by the Eugene Dupuch Law School’s Student Association.
Higgs&Johnson attorneys Heather L. Thompson(partner)and Nadia J. Taylor(associate)were invited to give presentations. The theme for the recent week-long event was’The Legal Profession A Diversified Field’.
Thompson expounded on the topic’Moving Up The Corporate Ladder’by emphasizing the importance of recognizing that law is a profession rather than a job. She shared some of her personal experiences as a seasoned attorney in The Bahamas. She also encouraged the law students to learn from every experience; to grow as an individual as well as in the law; and to hone skills such as time management and multi-tasking. She spoke about the need to improve the reputation of attorneys in The Bahamas internationally, and she also spoke on the importance of having meaningful communication with clients and applying the law in layman’s terms when appropriate.
Taylor informed the law students about her experiences as an attorney working in the private client and wealth management practice group at Higgs&Johnson. She identified the kinds of clientele in this area, the financial services and products available to them, and the relevant legislative framework. She noted that in order to maintain its status as one of the premier financial service centers in the world, it is essential for The Bahamas to supply an available pool of well-qualified Bahamian financial services professionals, so as to offer long-term working relationships with resident expertise.
Thompson and Taylor both indicated that they are glad to share from their knowledge and experience so as to assist in enhancing not only the educational development, but also the personal and professional development of the law students.