Caymanian Bar Association helps others pursuing law careers
Alicia Thompson, Angelique Howell and Farrah Miller have been elected representatives of the Caymanian Bar Association by its student chapter.
The students represent three levels of pre-admission to the Bar, with the articled clerk, Farrah Miller, the most senior. Students at the professional practice course level are represented by Ms. Howell, who currently serves as a police superintendent. Ms. Thompson, a third-year student at the Truman Bodden Law School, represents the undergraduates.
The student chapter was created in 2009 to provide a forum for Caymanian law students and articled clerks seeking a career in law. It strives to enhance the academic and social environment for its members by acting as a liaison between student members and the CBA Council.
Ms. Miller, an articled clerk at Mourant Ozannes, is pursuing a master’s from BPP University College in Manchester, England, in Law and Business. She earned a Bachelor of Laws with Honours in 2012 from the University of Liverpool, and completed her Legal Practice Course at BPP University, where she obtained a Commendation in 2013. She has held several leadership positions with the Cayman Islands Law School Student Society and has been a CBA student chapter member since she began her legal studies.
Ms. Howell joined the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service in 1989. In 2005 she was promoted to the rank of Inspector; in 2007 she was made Chief Inspector, and in 2014 she was promoted to Superintendent. Ms. Howell is currently the head of District Operations, where she is in command of approximately 204 staff, including police officers and civilians. She began her undergraduate legal studies with the then Cayman Islands Law School in 2009, on a part-time basis. In August 2014, she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Degree with Honours from the University of Liverpool, where she is pursuing her Professional Practice Certificate.
Ms. Thompson is a member of Circle K International, and she is a Sunday School teacher at the Light of the World Christian Fellowship. As an advocate for youth empowerment, she is working with the George Town Primary School on a platform and an award scheme for children whose academics do not necessarily corresponding to their effort.
Upon the completion of her legal education, Ms. Thompson intends to pursue a career in Family Law.
Caymanian students currently enrolled in law school, a professional practice course or its equivalent, or serving articles of clerkship are eligible to apply to become student members of the CBA. They are non-voting honorary members and not subject to any membership fee.
The Caymanian Bar Association has approximately 300 members, 100 of whom are student members. Full voting membership is limited to Caymanian attorneys.
More information is available at www.caymanbar.org.ky/students-and-articled-clerks/message-from-the-student-chapter.