Barbadian Attorney-At-Law Participates in U.S. Government-Sponsored Leadership Program

Shane Thompson, Attorney-at-Law, is currently in the United States participating in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). He is taking part in a three-week project on “The U.S. Justice System – Protecting Women and Children II,” from July 28 to August 17.

Shane, who is presently in private practice, is a member of the Barbados Bar Association and has been an attorney for over 10 years.

During the program, participants will explore the rule of law and the U.S. judicial system, placing special emphasis on the legal structures in place to protect women and children. This three-week project will allow participants to identify discriminatory practices based on gender and the methods used in the United States to address and resolve them within social, political and legal sectors.Shane, will join his counterparts from nineteen other countries, including South Africa, Albania, Brazil and Morocco. This program began on July 30 in Washington, D.C., and will create linkages among professionals in the legal field who are working to promote international cooperation in strengthening access to justice for women and children.

Participants will also travel to at least four cities across the United States including Cleveland, Ohio; Reno, Nevada; Denver, Colorado, and Seattle, Washington. The program ends in Boston, Massachusetts, on August 17.