On November 11, 2016, The Eugene Dupuch Law School hosted a Professional Development Seminar on the topic, “The Attorney-at-Law-Financial Regulations and Compliance”. Speakers included Sasha Skinner, Attorney at the Compliance Commission and Cheryl Bazard, Principal of Bazard and Co., former head of The Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers (BACO) and former Chief Compliance Officer at Scotiabank Ltd.
Ms. Skinner presented on relevant legislation including; The Proceeds of Crime Act, 2000, The Anti-Terrorism Act, 2004, and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Ms. Bazard spoke on the importance of compliance and the procedures that financial institutions must follow so that they are aware of, and compliant with, relevant laws and regulations which foster transparency and limit opportunities for corruption and corporate scandal.
Raven Rolle, student at the Eugene Dupuch Law School found the seminar which sparked her interest in the field, to be enlightening, interactive and timely. “It really opened our eyes to an aspect of the law which few of us were familiar with. We also learned of the job opportunities available in the industry, specifically, Money Laundering Reporting Officer, and the importance of said position. I guess it is safe to say that a law degree opens many doors.”