Niara Fraser admitted to bar
October 26, 2007

Niara Fraser admitted to bar

Just a few days after six lawyers were admitted to practice law here, another daughter of this soil was admitted to the local bar on Tuesday at the High Court.{{more}}

The latest addition is 23-year-old Niara Fraser, daughter of Senior Education Officer for Secondary Schools in the Ministry of Education Muriel Frasier and local historian and resident tutor of the University of the West Indies Dr Adrian Fraser.

The quintessential young lady graduated with her LLB with second-class honours, Upper division, from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill in 2005. Fraser then went on to the Sir Hugh Wooding Law School, where she gained a Certificate in Legal Education from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad. While there, Fraser made the Principal’s honours list and received the prize, “the Pelham Sloane-Seale Memorial prize” for best performance in Conveyancing and Registration of Title.

On her admission, the Cane Garden resident thanked all those who supported her along her journey and admitted that it was not easy, but that she always carried her problems to the Lord in prayer. A special thank you to her parents was also tendered for their unwavering support throughout her years of studies. Fraser said she anticipated the day of being called to the bar all her life. She added that her successes came through dedication and persistence.

Presenting Fraser to the Bar, President of the Human Rights Association Nicole Sylvester showered praises on the young lawyer. She said over the past five years

when Fraser worked at her office on her vacation, she displayed lots of potential and promise but added that Niara’s depth lies in her professionalism and high level of competence.

Presiding over the call, Justice Frederick Bruce-Lyle also dished out a challenge to the young barrister to raise the level of the Bar here in St Vincent and the Grenadines. “I expect with your impeccable qualifications that you will lift the bar.”

Justice Bruce-Lyle also urged Fraser to approach everything in the profession with honesty and humility, and that arrogance would not get a lawyer anywhere.

Both of Fraser’s parents said they were extremely proud of their daughter’s achievement and know that she will contribute wholly to the legal profession. (KW)