Members & Administration


The Bar has ordinary members, associated members, extraordinary members and honorary members. The General Meeting decides on the admittance of new members and conditions may be attached to admittance.

LedenLawyers who are registered with the Court of Justice of Aruba, CuraƧao and Sint Maarten and Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, who are practising the liberal profession of lawyer and are residing on Sint Maarten, may be registered as ordinary member. Ordinary members have the right to vote in the General Meetings, provided that they have complied with their financial obligations.

Associated members are lawyers who do not live on Sint Maarten, but who have complied with the requirements of ordinary membership and are residing in the former Netherlands Antilles. They have no voting right, but may be heard at all times. They have free access to the General Meetings as listeners.

Extraordinary members may be admitted, if they are involved in the legal profession, but do not meet the requirements for membership as an ordinary or associated member. They have no voting right, but may be heard during General Meetings. Extraordinary members too, have access to the General Meetings.

Honorary members are adult, natural persons or legal bodies, who because of their merits to the objective, which the Association has set, have been accepted as such by the General Meetings. They have no voting right but may be heard. They too have access to the General Meetings.


The Bar elects a Board in a democratic manner, which shall consist of a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. The President is elected for a period of two years. The other members of the Board are elected each time for one year.


Aernout Kraaijeveld (Gibson and Associates Law Offices)

Vice President: 

Janna Westra (Lexwell attorneys at law)


Pieter Soons (BZSE attorneys at law)


Nathalie Tackling (VanEps Kunneman VanDooorne)


The Sint Maarten Bar can be reached via the contact form or at the contact information below:

Sint Maarten Bar, 

Nathalie Tackling, Secretary,

Harbour View Office Complex B unit 15
Sparrow Road 4
P.O. Box 494
St. Maarten

T  +1 721 542 2902
F  +1 721 542 2907