Barbadian Kevin J. Boyce to participate in U.S. Government Sponsored Leadership Program
Kevin J. Boyce will go to United States this month as the latest Eastern Caribbean candidate of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
Mr. Boyce is a partner in the litigation group of the Barbadian law firm, Clarke Gittens and Farmer. He will take part in a three-week, multi-regional project on the U.S. justice system with 17 other candidates from around the world. United by their professional pursuits, the participants are a diverse group, hailing from as far as Uganda, Thailand, Romania, Kuwait, and Macedonia. The program offers the opportunity for this varied group to network with professional counterparts (both U.S. and international) in order to increase information sharing.
Mr. Boyce’s participation in the program will provide him with a more intimate knowledge of the U.S. judicial system, trial process, and mediation. In addition, Mr. Boyce, along with his colleagues, will also explore civil and criminal justice systems operating at the federal, state, and municipal levels. The program, which begins on March 24, will include travel to at least five cities across the United States beginning formally in Washington, DC. The national itinerary will also include stops in Williamsburg, Virginia; travel in smaller groups on city splits to Des Moines, Iowa; Lincoln, Nebraska; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Seattle, Washington and will conclude in New Orleans, Louisiana on Friday, April 11.
The IVLP is the Department of State’s premier, professional exchange program. The program brings together emerging leaders in their respective professions to learn how U.S. experts in that profession operate and to share best practices with the other program candidates who hail from the same region and across the globe.