Lawyers admitted to local Bar
November 8, 2013
Lawyers admitted to local Bar

Two young male lawyers were admitted to the local Bar to practise as barristers and solicitors in St Vincent and the Grenadines at the High Court in Kingstown before Justice Frederick Bruce-Lyle on November 1.{{more}}

The two are Kezron Walters and J-lany Williams of North Union and Biabou respectively and they were proposed, seconded and supported by members of the legal fraternity such as Attorney General Judith Jones-Morgan, Director of Public Prosecutions Colin Williams and legal practitioners Joseph Delves, René Baptiste and Ronnie Marks.

Presiding Judge Frederick Bruce-Lyle lamented the poor turn-out and support of the Bar at the calls of several young lawyers and at the opening of the new law term.

In his response, Walters championed the cause for change within the legal profession, calling on the Bar Association to be a catalyst for not only legal, but social change, in order to brighten the light within which the legal profession and the judicial system is cast.

Williams recounted his family’s fight with the claws of poverty and the sacrifices which had to be made in order to afford him the chance of a better future.

Sadly, however, many young lawyers like these are finding it increasingly difficult to gain employment in a profession which is becoming increasingly saturated.

Walters, however, advocated for a period of pupilage or internship, prior to the completion of the Legal Education Certificate at Law School for young lawyers, wherein they would continue to gain well needed knowledge and experience to make a smoother transition into the legal profession.

He also came in for high praise from Justice Bruce-Lyle and those members of the Bar in attendance, for an initiative which he calls “Men In Action,” geared towards impacting the social trends of male underachievement and marginalization.

Williams encouraged young men and women to keep their eyes on the prize, regardless of their present circumstances, family background and the many obstacles in their way. He admonished them to acquit themselves as men and women of dignity and integrity.

The families, friends and the communities of Biabou and North Union joined together in wishing the lawyers success, as they forge deeper within the legal profession.