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Frederick called to the Bar

Frederick called to the Bar

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Raemona Andrea Frederick is the latest person to be admitted to practice law here.

The attorney’s call to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) bar was witnessed by her parents Insurance Executive and Pastor George Frederick and retired educator Elsie Frederick along with other relatives and close friends at the High Court in Kingstown last Friday October 10, 2008.{{more}}

Queen’s Counsel Parnell Campbell made the application for Frederick’s call and attorney McCauley Peters seconded the application.

Frederick pursued her law degree at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus from 2003-2006, following which she attended the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago, from which she graduated with the Legal Education Certificate earlier this year.

In her address to the court, the vibrant young barrister thanked her parents for their unwavering support throughout her studies and more so, for her existence. Frederick indicated that it was the genuine Christian upbringing by her parents which has kept her grounded and made her into the person she is today. “My accomplishments are a mere reflection of their investments in my life,” she stated.

Frederick noted that the hands-on training that she gained while attached at the law firm of P.R. Campbell & Associates helped her tremendously throughout her studies and gave her a first hand taste of what the court of law is like.

Presiding Judge Justice Frederick Bruce-Lyle assured Frederick that she will do great things in the profession, since she has great family support and has been attached to Parnell Campbell’s chambers. “You are indeed the fruit of your parents’ endeavours,” the judge stated.

Bruce-Lyle urged the young barrister not to forget where she came from and what her parents have done for her. He added that the financial support she may have obtained over the years could never be compared to the moral support which was handed down by both parents. The high court judge also pointed out that the road ahead will not be easy but assured her that she had received the best training from P.R. Campbell to be equipped for the road ahead. “I know in time, you will become one of the best attorneys this country has produced,” Bruce-Lyle confidently added.

He also urged her to be proactive, not only in the administration of justice, but rather be involved in the community. “Get involved in society, there are plenty young persons out there walking around with short fuses and all they need is an ear. This society needs young people,” Bruce-Lyle said.(KW)