Wednesday, October 16, 1996

Don Mitchell's Curriculum Vitae


Curriculum Vitae[1]
Ian Donaldson Mitchell QC
Born
St Kitts, 15 August 1946, to Arthur Donaldson Mitchell of Saint Vincent and Grenada and Murielle Agnes Owen of Molyneaux, St Kitts
Educated
Mrs McCarthy’s Primary School, Woodford Lodge, Trinidad
Abbey School, Mt St Benedict, Trinidad
Becket College, St Mary at Hill, London
Address
Owen Lane, North Hill, Anguilla
Calls
22 July 1971, at the Hon Society of the Inner Temple
27 September 1971, the High Court, Basseterre, St Kitts
11 February 1981, at the High Court, The Valley, Anguilla
Pupillage
1 August 1971 to 28 February 1972 at the Chambers of Frank Henville QC in Basseterre, St Kitts
Professional
1971-1976: Practice as a sole practitioner at Chambers rented from the estate of the late Sir Geoffrey Boone QC at Bank Street, Basseterre
1976-1980: Magistrate and Registrar of the Supreme Court at The Valley in Anguilla
1981-present: Senior Partner in the firm of Mitchell’s Chambers at The Valley in Anguilla
Recent
Practice
Over the past 15 years acted as Solicitor and Counsel in 409 Anguillian High Court and Court of Appeal cases
Pro-Bono:
Legal Services
to the
Community
1973                    Helped establish the Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation, an umbrella organisation of Caribbean FPAs, registered it in Anguilla in 1985 as a not for profit corporation, and acted as its legal adviser to the present time
1978                   Helped form the Anguilla Family Planning Association as an unregistered body and later registered it as a Friendly Society, and acted as its legal adviser to the present time
                            Helped form the Anguilla Archaeological and Historical Society, registered it as a not-for-profit corporation in 1988, and acted as legal adviser to the present time
1981                   Registered the Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association as a not-for-profit corporation, and acted as its legal adviser to the present time
1982                   Registered the Friends of the Methodist Pre-School Society as a Friendly Society, and acted as its legal adviser to the present time
1983                   Registered the Anguilla Chamber of Commerce as a not-for-profit corporation, and acted as its legal adviser to the present time
1988                   Registered the Caribbean Institute of Perinatology, a regional medical charitable body, as a not-for-profit corporation, and acted as its legal adviser to the present time
1990                   Registered the Anguilla Marine Heritage Society as a not-for-profit corporation, and acted as its legal adviser to the present time
1993                   Registered the Princess Alexandra Hospital Auxiliary as a Friendly Society, and acted as its legal adviser to the present time
                            Appointed legal adviser to the Anguilla National Trust, a statutory corporation with historical and environmental objectives, and acted as its legal adviser to the present time
Other non-
legal
Community
Service and
Awards

1972-1976          Member and later President of the St Kitts Jaycees, a young person’s self-improvement organisation
                            Member and later President of the St Kitts-Nevis Family Planning Association
1978 – present   Founding member of the Anguilla Rotary Club, an international community service organisation
1980-1989          Elected by Caribbean family planning associations to be a Board Member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (Western Hemisphere Region) Inc, a New York based non-profit corporation which acts as an umbrella organisation for all the FPAs of the Americas
1986- present     Member of the Fountain National Park Development Committee appointed by the Parliamentary Secretary
1988                    Appointed a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International by the Anguilla Rotary Club in recognition of service to the community
1988- present     Member of the Caribbean Conservation Association, a Barbados-based regional conservation organisation, and presently serves as a member of its Board of Directors
1989-1992          Elected Honourary International Legal Counsel to the International Planned Parenthood Federation, a London-based umbrella organisation of all the world’s family planning associations
1991- present     Coach to the Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School Literary and Debating Society, preparing students each year to compete in the Leeward Islands Debating Competition
1991- present     Life member of the St Kitts-Nevis Heritage Society, a conservation and historical society
1993- present     Member of the Anguilla National Steering Committee for Money and Capital Markets of the ECCB, appointed by the Minister of Finance
1994- present     President of the Anguilla Financial Services Association, which groups all lawyers, accountants and company management services in Anguilla
1995                    Appointed a Senator of Jaycees International for services to the Anguilla Jaycees
1995- present     Member of the Marine Wrecks Committee, appointed by the Parliamentary Secretary to advise on the conservation of Anguilla’s underwater heritage
Dated 16 October 1996



[1]               Prepared at the request of Joseph Archibald QC for his assistance in calling me to the Inner Bar on 18 October 1996