Graduated with honours from Cayman Islands Law School in 2009
Jodi Hydes was called to the bar in a Grand Court ceremony on Friday, 14 June. Justice Charles Quin found her to be a fit and proper candidate after reviewing her qualifications and hearing from Attorney Michael Alberga, who moved her admission.
Mr. Alberga welcomed the newest associate at his firm – Travers, Thorp and Alberga – as another promising addition to the legal profession, and “another fine example of the promise that our people have to offer their country.”
He told the court that Ms Hydes is the daughter of Susan and Gary Hydes, Caymanians of many generations. She graduated from Triple C School in 2003 and from the Cayman Islands Law School in 2009 with her Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree.
In 2010 she completed the Professional Practice Course, which is a prerequisite for undertaking articles.
Ms Hydes began working with Mr. Alberga’s firm in May 2011 in the litigation department, five months prior to commencement of her articles. As a result she had the benefit of an extended period of training, he pointed out.
When her articles began in October 2011 with partner Anne Todd, she moved into the corporate and commercial seat of her clerkship. During the last seat of her clerkship, she then trained with Mr. Alberga himself to become familiar with private client work and conveyancing.
“In all areas of her studies and training, Jodi has been unhesitatingly committed and dedicated to the tasks at hand. She has demonstrated careful thought and analysis of issues, excellent research skills and a sound capability on which we can rely. We believe that Jodi Hydes will be a valuable asset to our firm and we are proud to welcome her as a member of our team,” Mr. Alberga said.
He added that the partners, associates and all members of staff congratulated Ms Hydes on her outstanding achievement and they looked forward to continuing what has been a happy working relationship.
In her first address, Ms Hydes acknowledged that she had had a remarkable journey to date.
She thanked Travers Thorp Alberga for the opportunity they had provided.
“I feel very privileged to be a part of this firm and I look forward to continuing my contribution to their team,” she said.
Ms Hydes paid tribute to her parents and family members for all the support and the endless encouragement they provided through the years. “And a special thank you to my mom Susan and my cousin Nedra, as this wouldn’t have been possible without you. This is your accomplishment as well as mine,” she told them.
“I look forward to what the future holds and I will do my endeavour best to uphold the excellence and integrity of the legal profession. As an officer of this esteemed court I will rigorously uphold the duties and responsibilities which that honour demands of me as an attorney at law.”