Mrs. Gilpin Allen was called to the Bar in Auckland, New Zealand and earned the Legal Education Certificate (LEC) from the Norman Manley Law School in Kingston, Jamaica. Mrs. Gilpin Allen has over sixteen (16) years’ combined experience in banking, government, and academia. Whilst working in government, she was the de facto liaison representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation for her organization and the General Secretary for the Association of Caribbean Electoral Organizations. As an academic, she has worked with both the University of the West Indies Open Campus and University of Technology, Jamaica in their paralegal and law program, respectively. Though a Lecturer of several modules, her interests reside in Company, Employment and Constitutional Law.
A firm believer in volunteerism, Mrs. Gilpin Allen served at the Christchurch and Auckland Community Law Centers in New Zealand, providing legal services to lower income individuals. She volunteered in a reading and homework program for at risk youths in St. Lucia and was a member of the Jamaica American Friendship Association.
Mrs. Gilpin Allen holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Corporate and Commercial Law, a BSc. (Hons.) in Economics and a Law from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill and an LLB (Hons.) from the University of London. In 2007, she was the sole Caribbean recipient of the US State Department’s International Visitors Leadership Scholarship and together with eleven (11) other future leaders from across the world toured five states, met with community organizers to discuss grassroot democracy and visited rallies organized by then Democratic Party candidates Barack Obama and John Edwards. Mrs. Gilpin Allen uses her diverse skills and experience to support the operational and regulatory activities of the firm.