Mrs Nadine Atkinson-Flowers

Country of Origin Expert

Nadine Atkinson-Flowers

Mrs Nadine Atkinson-Flowers, is an experienced Lawyer, admitted in Jamaica and in the USA. Mrs Atkinson-Flowers provides written and oral expert evidence in Jamaican law as it concerns cases in the areas of Immigration, Criminal Law, Family Law and Wills & Estates, among other aspects of the country’s law. She is also available to provide evidence on the US immigration law.

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Profile

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers is admitted to practice in Jamaica and in Missouri, USA. Her legal experiences are wide ranging with 15 years as a Jamaican lawyer. Her United States practice is in the area of Immigration. Her Jamaican practice areas include Criminal Law, Immigration, Civil law, Family Law, Wills and Estates and General Legal Consultancy. She has practiced both as a Prosecutor and as a Defence Attorney in Jamaica. She does regular presentations online and in person on various legal topics such as business, contracts, disabilities, common legal problems and Ethics.

Nadine has appeared as a presenter at several law conferences and volunteers with several legal, business, children and community service organizations in Jamaica and in the USA. She is the author of several legal publications as well as books on Caribbean History. Nadine is a prolific writer  of “How to Dos” for persons needing to access the justice system.

Experience of giving evidence

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers has provided written expert affidavits on various areas of Jamaican law for immigration cases in the United States of America.

Evidence in criminal courts in Jamaica

Interpreter in US Immigration courts in the Jamaican Patois language

Cases undertaken

Mrs Nadine Atkinson-Flowers has received instructions on:

  • Issue of what is common law marriage in Jamaica and treatment in US immigration law
  • Issue what constitutes a legal name in Jamaica and the consequences of the use of aliases on formal documents
  • Issue of types of evidence to submit on behalf of defendants in criminal law cases in Jamaica
  • Issue of effect of conviction in Jamaica on non-immigrant and immigrant visa benefits to the USA and to the UK
  • Assessing prosecution evidence disclosed to defendants to determine the legal strategies available to defendants.

Specialist assessments offered

  • Specifically, as it relates to criminal law, family law and immigration
  • The way in which Jamaican law affects US immigration

Publications

Latest Book: On Your Feet – Criminal Law Practice in the Jamaican Parish Courts (July 2021).

Other Books:

Macmillan CXC Revision Guides – History, MacMillan Publishers, England 2008

The Caribbean History Pocket Encyclopedia, Arawak Publishers, Jamaica 2002

CXC Lecture Series History, Jamaica Observer Lecture Series, Jamaica 1998, 2001, 2002

Articles:

Latest: https://www.abajournal.com/voice/article/when-a-client-stands-in-the-way-of-their-own-success

November 2, 2021 – 5 Tips for working with clients who stand in their own way. American Bar Association

Other Articles

https://www.abajournal.com/voice/article/pandemic-practice-lessons-from-a-jamaican-solo-practitioner-who-went-virtual-early

January 21, 2021 – Pandemic Practice Lessons from a Jamaican solo practitioner who went virtual early. American Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, Criminal Law Practice in the Parish Courts of Jamaica, Jamaican Bar Association Webinar, July

Presenter, Sexual Harassment Bill in Jamaica, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.

Webinar, February 4, 2021

 

Panel Member, Sexual Harassment Bill in Jamaica, General Legal Council of Jamaica. Webinar.

Continuing Legal Education, November 23, 2020.

 

Presenter, The 2020 Sole Practitioner and Protection of Client Assets Regulations of Jamaica, Jamaican

Bar Association. Webinar. Continuing Legal Education, November 14, 2020.

 

Presenter, Disabilities Act of Jamaica, Authentic Caribbean Foundation, Boston,

Massachusetts. Webinar and Facebook Live, September 27, 2020.

 

Presenter, Social Media and the Ethics of the Legal Profession,

General Legal Council of Jamaica. Continuing Legal Education, Webinar, September 25, 2020

 

Presenter, Jamaican Criminal Law Issues Affecting US Immigration,

Jamaican Diaspora Legal Taskforce, Webinar, September 23, 2020.

 

Presenter, Ethics of Lawyer Well-Being, General Legal Council of Jamaica,

Webinar. Continuing Legal Education, June 15, 2020

 

Presenter, US Naturalization process, Caribbean Communities in Philadelphia, Philadelphia,

Pennsylvania. Webinar and Facebook Live, February 2020.

 

Presenter, Transitioning between the Public and Private Bar: Ethical Dilemma

Presented at the Jamaican Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Conference

(November 16-18, 2017).

 

Presenter, The Private Dancer – Discrimination, Human Trafficking or Regulation? A look at Prostitution in Jamaica. Presented at the Jamaican Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Conference (November 7-9, 2016).

 

Presenter, Getting to Yes: Bail Applications in the Jamaican Courts. Presented at the General Legal Council of Jamaica, Continuing Legal Education Seminars, six presentations between June 2015 and October 2015.

 

Availability

Mrs Nadine Atkinson-Flowers will be able to assist in cases remotely due to location.

Qualifications & Professional memberships

Qualifications

Admission to the Missouri, USA Bar

  • Norman Manley Law School, Kingston Jamaica

Certificate of Legal Education and Admission to the Jamaican Bar.

  • University of London, London, England

Bachelor of Laws

  • University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

Scholarship received: Spirits Pool Association of Jamaica Full 4-year Scholarship.

Master of Philosophy in History

Research degree titled The History of Rum in Jamaica, 1838-1938

  • University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

Bachelor of Arts in History with Social Sciences

Memberships

  • Jamaican Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Advocates Association of Jamaica
  • American Bar Association

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