Island Laws & Liberties

Republic of Maldives

November 9-15, 2024
Coming Soon 2024
Up to 8 CLE Hours (1 Ethics)
Experience luxury on an island that offers everything you can imagine.
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WHERE:

Ozen Life Maadhoo
South Malé Atoll
Maadhoo Island
20094
Maldives

WHEN:

November 9-15, 2024
CLEs take place on Mon & Wed

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, November 9, 2024

Arrival

We’ll welcome you at the airport and escort you via speedboat jetty to the gorgeous Ozen Life Maadhoo Resort. Nestled amidst pristine sandy beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters, you’ll land on Maadhoo Island, dotted with 94 gracefully designed villas and one exclusive Residence.

Enjoy dinner and all other all-inclusive amenities.

Sunday, November 10, 2024

Relax

Enjoy a full day of leisure provided by the resort’s all-inclusive “Indulgence Plan.” This includes specialty Fine Dining, premium brands of spirits, beer, wines, and cocktails. It also includes snorkeling, non-motorized water sports, and a daily Spa Experience.

Pick your choice among the many Curated Experiences, including snorkeling expeditions, submersible trips, and beautiful Scuba dives. Swim with sea turtles, manta rays, and if you’re lucky, the majestic whale shark.

Monday, November 11, 2024

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Constitutional Makings of the Maldives

Mohamed Shahdy Anwar, President at Maldives Law Institute

Hear from the President of the Maldives Law Institute how the Maldives government relies on a parliamentary system in which the President and Parliament coexist. In stark contrast, the US is a republic with its President leading the way, along with its complex and quirky bicameral legislature. The Maldives’ constitution safeguards basic rights, though not as comprehensively as the US Bill of Rights. We’ll journey through differences and explore the amendment process, ensuring a voyage full of interesting learning.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

A Different Worldview on Criminal Law

Maumoon Hameed, Partner at Premier Chambers Law Firm

Our expert speaker unveils the contrasting facets of criminal law, having played a significant role in drafting many of the criminal laws that he’ll be discussing. The current form of criminal law and procedure in the Maldives is less than 10 years old. Significant parts of the Constitution are less than 20 years old. Though a new independent judicial branch was created, political upheaval resulted in attempts by multiple administrations to make changes and persecute political opponents using the criminal justice system. This presentation will walk through much of this, discussing the current state and what likely comes next.

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Torts in the Maldives vs. US

Zain Shaheed, Partner at S&A Lawyers LLP

Many aspects of personal injury law differ between these two counties, especially on compensation structure and procedure. This area is very much evolving in the Maldives, which we’ll discuss. And we’ll see how torts in the US can often be easier to recover on. Our speaker is an expert litigator, having represented companies like Amazon, Deloitte UK, and British Airways.

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Ethics on the Islands (1 ethics credit)

Mizna Ahmed, Senior Partner at S&A Lawyers LLP

The Bar Council of the Maldives offers significant regulation of the nation’s attorneys. We’ll learn about its underpinnings, surprises, and the many ways in which the country treats its lawyers differently. We’ll hear about these issues from the Vice President of the Maldives Bar Counsel.

Tuesday, November 12, 2024

Relax

Enjoy a full day of leisure provided by the resort’s all-inclusive Indulgence Plan. Or sign up for one of their Curated Experiences, including complimentary twice-daily snorkeling excursions to nearby sites. Experience the enchanting allure of the Maldivian underwater realm as you swim alongside nurse sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, and schools of colorful fish.

Lunch: The Resort’s Featured Restaurant offers an exotic underwater dining experience. Enjoy an extensive menu of seafood delicacies while surrounded by views of what life’s like under the surface.

Wednesday, November 13, 2024

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Tight Immigration with Little Space to Spare

Shuaib Shah, Barrister-at-Law at SHC Law & Tax

The Maldives maintain strict immigration regulations to manage their limited island space and resources. It creates a significant protection against an influx in population and a changing culture. We’ll learn about the framework and impact, contrasting with the ambiguities and differences of US immigration.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Maritime Rules from Very Different Perspectives

Dhaanish Ameen, Attorney-at-Law at SHC Law & Tax

It’s no surprise that the Maldives developed highly protected maritime laws, defending fragile ecosystems, and combating aggressive fishing. They have also had to address issues of piracy and climate change that are far more immediate threats than those faced by the US. We’ll learn what the Maldives have done, considering whether the US should follow or take a different path.

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Employment on the Islands

Mariyam Shunana, President of Public Interest Law Centre

Employment in the Maldives changed dramatically in 2008, affecting all kinds of employment relationships. Our expert employment lawyer speaker will discuss the practical aspects of hiring and firing in the Maldives, the protections put in place for both sides, and the impact on foreign employers. With rules quite different than in the US, understanding this area of law provides an inside look and explanation to the Maldives culture.

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

American Volunteerism and Maldives Law

Mariyam Shunana, President of Public Interest Law Centre

We’ll hear from the President of the Maldives Public Interest Law Centre on the needs and services they target. American lawyers regularly volunteer, locally and from the US. In particular, the Centre serves like Legal Aid in the US, coordinates awareness and capacity building programs, builds up strategic litigation projects, and participates in legislative reform. The presentation will provide significant insight into Maldives culture surrounding the law, and offer opportunities for ongoing engagement.

Thursday, November 14, 2024

Relax

A full day at leisure to enjoy the luxury and adventure provided by the resort’s all-inclusive Indulgence Plan. Or sign up for one of their Curated Experiences, such as a wide range of complimentary water sports at the Dolphin Base Water Sports Centre, including kayaking, pedal boating, stand-up paddling, and windsurfing. For more adrenaline, try motorized options like sea bob, jet skiing, water skiing, wakeboarding, fun tube, banana boat riding, and flyboarding.

Friday, November 15, 2024

Morning

Breakfast at the resort.

Transfer to Malé Airport by included speed boat to join your homebound flight (airfare not included).

Featured Speakers

Ozen Life Maadhoo

Ozen Life Maadhoo, a favorite of the Maldives 5-star resorts, is a tranquil palm-painted oasis of elegance set in the exotic turquoise hues of South Malé Atoll.

Earth Villas

Elegant and inviting, the Earth Villas are the epitome of a dream beach vacation home. Exuding style and vibrancy, each standalone villa is a serene haven, featuring a lush tropical garden that leads to the tranquil white sands and the mesmerizing aquamarine waves of the ocean. Experience the essence of refined elegance in these cheerful and intimate retreats.

Wind Villas

Your Overwater Haven. Vibrant, romantic, and utterly inspiring, the Wind Villa located along the lagoon in the north of Maadhoo Island offers a dreamy sanctuary. Perched on stilts above the water, these villas epitomize the pinnacle of island living with their warm and dreamy ambiance. Chic tropical decor elegantly adorns the interiors, crafting a welcoming living space. The highlight is the exquisite, unobstructed views of the horizon, adding a sensuous touch to the experience.

Republic of Maldives

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CLE PACKAGES

Join us in Maldives and dive into a sea of adventure!

1 Attorney

$3,000 deposit to secure your spot


Private villa for 1
(November 9-15, total of 6 nights)
CLE Sessions for 1
All included Indulgence Plan for 1

Earth Villa

$11,500


Wind Villa

$12,500


Attorney +1 Guest

$3,000 deposit to secure your spot


Private villa for 2
(November 9-15, total of 6 nights)
CLE Sessions for 1
All included Indulgence Plan for 2

Earth Villa

$12,500


Wind Villa

$13,500


2 Attorneys

$3,000 deposit to secure your spot


Private villa for 2
(November 9-15, total of 6 nights)
CLE Sessions for 2
All included Indulgence Plan for 2

Earth Villa

$13,000


Wind Villa

$14,000


Destination CLEs is a concierge service and Continuing Legal Education provider. Our full-service concierge identifies best options for your flights among the many airlines and providers. If you can stay longer, we’ll extend your hotel reservation and find you additional activities. We also provide travel insurance quotes!

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Secure your spot today with a $3,000 deposit!†

The balance of total registration cost is due on June 9, 2024.

If you want immediate assistance, call 907-231-2111 or schedule a consultation.

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