The Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association (CILPA) is a company limited by guarantee established in October 2018. CILPA aims to provide modern and transparent governance of the profession.
CILPA’s Constitution sets out its membership, election processes and meeting procedures. CILPA is governed and managed by an elected Council comprising the President, one Treasurer, one Secretary and four other Council members.
The Council meets as needed during each year. The Council acts as the executive body, managing the affairs of CILPA.
The regulatory functions of CILPA include performing the role of Supervisory Authority under the under the Anti-Money Laundering (Designated Non-Financial Business and Professions) (No.1) Regulations 2017, and assisting and promoting the reform of the law (for the purpose of upholding the rule of law and the administration of justice).
Among CILPA’s regulatory activities are:
All attorneys are regulated, and must pay the required regulatory fees and levies.
The representative functions of CILPA are to represent its members and to serve their interests. Services include continuing legal education.
Full membership of CILPA is voluntary, and is open to any attorney holding a current practising certificate. The benefits of membership include access to the full range of CILPA’s representative services and the opportunity to have a say in the way the profession is supported and regulated.
Rules for the election of honorary members and for student members exist under relevant provisions in CILPA’s Constitution.