Jamela

JAMELA  A. ALI

Attorney at Law

Legislative Drafter

Intellectual Property Agent

Mediator

Notary Public


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Legal Practitioner in Guyana Courts -Jamela A Ali

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Ms Jamela A Ali, LL.M., Attorney at Law - Admitted to practise as an Attorney-at-Law before the Courts of Guyana on the 12 October 1989 following in the footsteps of her late father M. Muntaz Ali, Barrister at Law/ Attorney at Law.

Work Experience Attorney General’s Chambers - Public Law Constitutional & Administrative Law

Ms. Jamela A. Ali was a leading Advocate in Public Law at the Attorney General’s Chambers, Guyana while holding various positions as State Counsel, Senior Legal Adviser, Principal Legal Adviser in the Advice and Litigation Section and Principal Parliamentary Counsel during the period 1 November 1989 to April 2002. Click here for duties at AG's Chambers.  

Attorney at Law in Private Practice - Civil - Family - Commercial - Property - Mining

Ms. Jamela A. Ali is a lead Trial Attorney at Law at the Guyana Civil Bar for over 28 years. Legal services include Mining Law & Agreements, Property matters, Trademarks, Adoption of Children, Divorces, Probates of Wills and Administration, Money Claims, Formation of Companies and Mediation. Jamela has made lead Court appearances at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Judicature, Full Court, High Court, Commercial, Constitutional and Administrative Divisions, Land Court and Magistrate Courts. Through her diverse background in litigation and mediation, she has gained a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the Law and how to apply this effectively to her clients' needs to guide them to the solution best suited to them, which may be litigation or providing unique and innovative insight in practicing litigation avoidance by strategising and negotiating. Click here for views of clients!


Mediator & Mediation Trainer

2003 to 2017. Ms. Jamela A. Ali is a Trained Certified Mediator appointed by the Supreme Court of Guyana and provides mediation services for the settlement of disputes. She wrote several Articles on Mediaton and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Jamela is a founding member of Mediation Services International, a not for profit, non governmental Mediation Service provider for Guyana and internationally. She is a Director and Past President of the Mediation Institute of Guyana Inc.(now defunct*). As President, she initiated and managed the successful holding of the first Mediation Conference with an international presenter and the Chancellor of Guyana.

Guyana Trade Mark & Patent Agent

2007 to 2017. Ms. Jamela A. Ali is an Intellectual Property Agent (Trademarks & Patents) in Guyana. Services offered include Searches, Registration of Local and International Trade Marks, Assignments, Renewals, Change of Names and Addresses and Oppositions.

Legislative Drafting

1997 to 2017. Ms. Jamela A. Ali holds a Masters of Laws degree in Legislative Drafting which included the Public Law courses of Constitutional and Administrative Law and wrote several Articles. Services are provided with regard to the drafting and review of legislation.

Notary Public

8 September 2014 - 2017 - appointed as a Public Notary for Guyana in the County of Demerara.

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Educational Data

Master of Laws (LLM) Degree in Legislative Drafting, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law

Master of Laws (LL.M.) Legislative Drafting degree - University of the West Indies, Barbados, 1996 - 1997. The degree included Public Law courses of Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. Produced a LL.M. Research Paper on “The Role of Parliamentary Counsel and Legislative Drafting in Guyana: A Critique” (22,327 words) Cave Hill Library, University of the West Indies, Barbados. Research Paper written on Legislative Drafting, Parliamentary Counsel, Statute Law Revision, Consolidation of Laws, Law Reform, Constitution, Natural Justice, and Good Administration.

Legal Education Certificate (LEC)

Post Graduate Legal Education Certificate (LEC) - Hugh Wooding Law School (HWLS) Trinidad, 1987 - 1989

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (HONS) Degree

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree with Honours in 1987 - University of Guyana (UG) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill, Barbados

Law and Society Course - University of Guyana 1982 - 1983

Bachelor of Arts (Part 1) - Modern Languages - French, Spanish, Linguistics, University of Guyana 1980 - 1981

Advanced Course in French - Alliance Française, Guyana, 1980 with Distinction

St. Joseph’s High School - GCE

Attended St. Joseph’s High School, Guyana and graduated with a SJM Distinction Diploma and the General Certificate of Education Examination (GCE) London - seven subjects 1978

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PUBLICATIONS - Adoptions, Constitution Law, Administrative Law, Human rights, Legislative Drafting

Ms. Jamela A. Ali has written on Adoption of Children, Constitutional law, Administrative Law - Duty to Give Reasons, Human Rights, Legislative Drafting, Law Revision, Legal Practitioners Committee and Mediation, which have been published in the New Guyana Bar Review, Caribbean Law Review, Guyana Chronicle, Stabroek News newspapers, the Al Bayan and on websites. For list of publications click here.

SPEECHES on legal matters

Ms Jamela A. Ali has delivered speeches on Constitutional Law Reform, Legislative Drafting, Human Rights, Mediation and the Judicial/Legal Process and Family and Matrimonial laws relating to Children and Women. For list of speeches, click here.

TELEVISION APPEARANCES on legal matters

Ms Jamela A. Ali has appeared on National Television to discuss legal matters on Constitutional Law, Interpretation of Statutes, Elections law and Mediation.

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Positions held/appointed

Backlog Committee (Guyana) - Member - 9 May 2017

Bench & Bar Committee (Guyana) - Member - 17 February 2017

Mediation Services International - (MSI) Founding Member - February 2017

Guyana Bar Association (GBA) - Member 2002-2017
Elected Executive Committee Member 2017

Guyana Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) Member 2012

American and Caribbean Law Initiative (ACLI) Member 2009

Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) Legal Consultant voluntary services since 2003


Positions formerly held

Legal Practitioners' Committee (LPC) - Appointed Member by Chancellor of the Judiciary 2012 to 2016 (resigned)

*Mediation Institute of Guyana Inc. Elected President 2011 to 2013 (2 term limit) (8 June 2011 & 6 June 2012)

Member (2008) - Director - Elected 24 May 2010 to 2013

Guyana Association of Women Lawyers - Elected Executive Committee Member - 2008 to 2012

Guyana Bar Association - Elected Executive Committee Member 2002 -2003

Adoption of Children Board – Member 1993 - 1996

National Commission for the Survival, Protection and Development of Children – Member 1995 - 1997 

Guyana Gold Board – Member 1996 -1997

Employment and Training Bureau for Unskilled Women - Founding Member/Legal Adviser. Established under the patronage of the former Minister of Human Services and Social Security Mrs. Indra Chanderpaul 1996 - 2001

Public Service Union Sports Management Committee Chairperson, Vice Chairperson 1992-93

 

Law Conferences/Workshops

Ms. Jamela Ali attended conferences, workshops and meetings in Guyana, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Chile, Guatemala, Las Vegas and Trinidad on Human Rights, Domestic Violence, Children, Women, Gender Equality, US Intellectual Patent & Trademark Intellectual Property Rights, International Best Practices in the Practice of Law, Money Laundering, review of the proposed Bill for Legal Practitioners Act of Guyana, the proposed draft Rules of the High Court, Competition Law, Reform of the Deeds Registry, Oil and Petroleum Contract Negotiation and Legal Framework, Mediation, Negotiations, Dispute Resolution and Restorative Justice. See more information

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Jamela A Ali, LLM, Attorney at Law providing legal advice and services for over 28 years.

For further information, here are the contact details:

Contact person:    Ms. Jamela A Ali, LLB (Hons)(UWI), LEC, LLM (Legislative Drafting)(UWI)

Office Address:     Lot 1 Croal Street, Stabroek, Georgetown
                           Guyana (br), South America

Telephone number:+592 225 4712  

Emails:                 jamelalawyer11@yahoo.com

                           jamelaali@gmail.com

Website:               www.JamelaAli.com

 

 

*MIG is not functioning, no annual meeting has been held since 2013.

 

 

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