Members from the Hispanic Bar Association from Orange County, California, USA, along with family members were in San Pedro over the past week for their yearly meeting. The group of 69 arrived in Belize on Thursday May 26th around noon at Ramon's Village. Shortly after arrival the group of attorneys gathered at the Pineapple Restaurant for the commencement of their seminars.

As practicing attorneys, lawyers are required to have a certain amount of hours of lectures in continued legal education. The group took this opportunity to undergo eight hours of lectures and seminars. While in the country the group participated in programs on various laws such as: Family Law, Bias as a Barrier to Justice, Global Warming and Globalization - The Regulation of the Environment. This marked the first four hours of lectures and included a detailed presentation from Oceana's Ms. Audrey Matura-Shepherd, on Offshore Oil Drilling in Belize.

Following the seminars, Ramon's Village hosted a cocktail hour for the group of attorneys and their family members. Present to offer a welcome to Belize and San Pedro was Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr., Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture.

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