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Former Miss SVG admitted to Bar

Former Miss SVG admitted to Bar

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Former Miss St. Vincent and the Grenadines Michelle Fife is the latest person to be admitted to the local Bar, and the eighth lawyer to be admitted to practice law here in the past three weeks.{{more}}

Fife was admitted last week Friday, with her application being presented by Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves and seconded by Queen’s Counsel Parnel Campbell.

Fife obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree with honours from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, in 2004, and the Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica in 2007.

It was the first time in seven years that the Prime Minister was robed as a lawyer appearing before the courts.

Dr Gonsalves said it was an incredible feeling to be back in the court serving in the capacity as a lawyer. The Prime Minister said that Fife is a woman of exemplary character and carries herself with great humility. Dr Gonsalves encouraged Fife to do her best and to maintain her Christian values.

The 2001 Carnival Queen spoke to SEARCHLIGHT shortly after being admitted. Fife said it was an overwhelming sense of accomplishment to be admitted.

“I am going to do my best to uphold justice and put what I have learned to good use,” said Fife. She stated that the many nights of studies were difficult, but paid off in the end.

She added that she hopes to bring about some change and restore some integrity and honour to this profession that has been tarnished with negative images and energy over the years.

Fife took the opportunity to thank her mother Pastor Bansyl Kennedy and her stepfather James Kennedy.

As he has been advising lawyers over the past few weeks, Justice Bruce-Lyle urged Fife to practice humility. “If you maintain humility, you can’t fail. Remember the Christian that you are.”

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