Court of Appeal praises two local lawyers

Norde was praised for his sound reasoning of the law
Norde was praised for his sound reasoning of the law

Acting President of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal, Justice Davidson Baptiste, has lauded the work and research of two local lawyers, Wayne Norde and Sherma Dalrymple.

Dalrymple, who is attached to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions as a State attorney, was defending the state in a matter of theft against Randy Jno Baptiste.

The matter was dismissed on Monday because Jno Baptiste did not appear in court but Baptiste had high praises for Dalrymple.

“I want to congratulate and applaud you for your submissions which were well set out: the facts, plea, appeal grounds and the analysis of the law,” he told the attorney. “I hope others dealing with other matters take note of that.”

Norde was praised by Baptiste for his sound reasoning of the law.

Norde had decided to assist Coniah Paul, who was convicted of stealing, free of charge.

“Thank you Mr. Norde for his assistance to this client, for free, and your reasoning in law was sound … it was very appropiate and timely and we thank you for your sound submissions,” Baptiste said.

When Paul appeared before the court, he said Norde was his lawyer but that was not the case.

However, the lawyer decided to assist him, for free, and asked that the matter be stood down briefly.

On resumption, Norde told that court that the magistrate had erred in jailing Paul since he was 19 years old and was protected under the Criminal Justice Reform Act Chapter 12.35.

He told the court that Paul was remorseful for his actions, had served almost one year in jail and asked that he be released on the grounds of “time spent.”

The justices agreed and Paul was released.

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28 Comments

  1. Nadia
    June 12, 2014

    I need a lawyer for a land dispute? I reside abroad, any recommendations?

  2. D4D
    March 26, 2014

    Congrats to both Sherma Dalrymple and Mr. Wayne Norde`, an Exemplary Man , one who does his home work and as he speaks. Continue helping the Youths as well as D/ca on a whole.

  3. Stevie
    March 25, 2014

    Norde, you are making the Upper Kingshill/Harlem posse very very proud…… I am digging up my chest right now. This article is music to our collective ears

  4. Plan Dominque
    March 25, 2014

    Then why when lawyers give clients poor representation the judges do not chastise them? They simply say we uphold the sentence or previous court decision. Be consistent man.

  5. My 2cents
    March 25, 2014

    Congratulations Wayne.you were a great lawyer at the office of the DPP and you are a great lawyer now that you are private.Hard work does pay off.you deserve it

  6. Anonymous
    March 25, 2014

    Why show only the male lawyer? In a day and age like today, it is not difficult to obtain a photo of Ms. Dalrymple. This is being gender bias.

  7. Pinard family
    March 25, 2014

    Congrats on Justice Davidson Baptiste as the acting Chief Justice of the OECS and also to Norde .
    These two hails from Harlem area.
    Its always nice to hear the voice of experience and wisdom give encouragement to the younger members of the bar as is being seen now in what Baptiste; a man of obvious integrity, honesty and great wisdom and intellect.
    I wish you Norde the very best. Use these words as motivation. Don’t get swell headed. Its not often that a Supreme court speaks so highly of young lawyers and by the way Miss Sherma has Harlem roots because heer dad is from the heights of harlem ; he is from Kingshill.

  8. Bogoroy
    March 25, 2014

    Congrats to the two!

    I cannot help but scratch my head, though, when i read teh following: “On resumption, Norde told that court that the magistrate had erred in jailing Paul since he was 19 years old and was protected under the Criminal Justice Reform Act Chapter 12.35.” Then, “The justices agreed and Paul was released.”

    Now, is this the reasoning that earned Norde the accolades? Ummm….I don’t want to be the fly in the ointment but what is so brilliant about this reasoning? Is it that the distinguished judge is just so used to koshonie lawyers in his court that he is blown away by what appears to me to be a straight case of ABC? I feel like i am missing something here.

  9. March 25, 2014

    behind every good man there is a good woman (wife) congrat Mr. Norde and to the rest of your family i can see them smiling.

  10. March 25, 2014

    Congrats SHerma!!! Saw your potential and was not mistaken. Keep up the good work !!!

  11. Trade Official
    March 25, 2014

    Good work Comrade….

  12. playboy
    March 25, 2014

    I don’t know Dalrymple so I cannot comment on her.

    But when Norde was leaving the State Attorney’s office, I personally told him that it would be a great loss to the Prosecutor.

    But a man has to do what a man has to do, so he is in private practice. Obviously still doing well.

  13. 100% Dominican
    March 25, 2014

    Norde is one of the best lawyers in DA.

  14. Anonymous
    March 25, 2014

    hey good job both ,but not every thing we hear is wht it is , lets pray that they both stick to the G Code.

  15. snake eyes
    March 25, 2014

    Congrats to both of you and keep it up

  16. Anonymous
    March 25, 2014

    Congrats!!!!!!!! Bro….

  17. shorty
    March 25, 2014

    NORDE has proven himself for the past years congrats boy

  18. 123
    March 25, 2014

    where my comment go :evil:

  19. MIA
    March 25, 2014

    great job my boy keep up the good work and continue helping God will see u through

  20. just to note
    March 25, 2014

    All these lawyers, judges are for each other, they will never bring down the other even when they know that it is wrong.
    Lodge, three mason, delawrence evil is all the same.

    • u sick
      March 25, 2014

      u don’t know d difference between a toe nail and your foot

  21. Chakademus
    March 25, 2014

    So, lawyers doing their job properly, coming in for praise. Nothing wrong with that, but it’s news? Is that because it’s unusual for a lawyer to do their job properly?

    • Not a herd follower
      March 25, 2014

      interesting last question, Chakademus

  22. sammy
    March 25, 2014

    congrats wayne and sherma…yayyy proud of allu!!

  23. i must speak
    March 25, 2014

    Congrats to you both! keep up the good work Darymple!

  24. Bellvue Rawle Massiv
    March 25, 2014

    JQ you have wonderful parents there, both are lawyers. You are one lucky little boy.

    • Roxy
      March 25, 2014

      Psh.what does that have to do with anything?the others are lucky too

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