Anthony P. La Ronde, Barrister at Law, Solicitor and Notary Public was called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Dominica) in 1985.
He holds a B.A. General and B.A. Honours in History from the University of Waterloo, with a minor in Political Science. He read law at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados and was awarded the LLB. Thereafter he obtained the Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago. Mr. La Ronde pursued post graduate studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. He holds an advanced Diploma in legislative drafting.
From 1971 to 2002 Mr. La Ronde worked in the public service of the Commonwealth of Dominica first as a teacher at the primary and high school levels and thereafter as a Barrister at law and Solicitor.
Mr. La Ronde has been a Teaching Assistant in History at the University of Waterloo and a Tutor in Law at the University of the West Indies - Cave Hill Campus and in Political Science at the St Augustine Campus in Trinidad. He lectured in Law at the University of Guyana.
As a Barrister at Law and Solicitor he held the positions, on full establishment, as a State Attorney, Parliamentary Draftsman, Chief Parliamentary Draftsman and Attorney General in the Commonwealth of Dominica. As the Attorney General he was a Member of Parliament and the Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Dominica from 1995 to 2002. He also held temporary appointments as Magistrate, Registrar General of the Supreme Court and Director of Public Prosecutions.
From 2003 he was a Senior Draftsperson - Legal Consultant at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. From 2005 to 2009 he was the Officer in Charge/Director of the CARICOM Legislative Drafting Facility at the Secretariat.
Mr. La Ronde holds five specialist Practice Diplomas from the International Bar Association and the College of Law of England and Wales. The Specialist Practice Diplomas ar e in the following areas:
- International Business Organizations
- International Mergers and Acquisitions
- International Joint Ventures
- International Arbitration
- International Competition Law
Consequently he was made a FELLOW of the International Bar Association on the 18th day of October, 2007.
Mr. La Ronde has been involved in numerous regional and international negotiations. As a legal practitioner he has appeared before the Magistrate's Court, the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Caribbean Court of Justice.