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48 called to the Bar

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

48 called to the Bar

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Forty-eight lawyers were called to the Bar this morning during a short ceremony at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St Michael.

They were advised by Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson not to take any shortcuts in their professional career. “Several, maybe many of you are dreaming of the prosperity which comes to some attorneys.  Before however, you get to those items – the house or the car, or the shopping trips, and the clients who will fund those dreams – remember that the oath, which you take today, makes you an officer of this court.  And being an officer of the Court brings with it very awesome responsibilities as the law school course in ethics teaches you,” he advised.

While wishing them long and illustrious careers, the Chief Justice admonished them to always be prepared.

“It depends, in no small measure, on your willingness to work and not cut corners, on your ability to come prepared for court or for whatever you are required to do. In the same way that you were expected to be prepared for your classes at university and law school, even more so, as you transition from your student phase to your professional career, you must always be mindful that being prepared is not just a good motto for Boy Scouts but is good sense for you as well,” he said.(RA)