Students at George Town’s John Gray High School got the chance to hear about career options in the legal field late last month from a local law firm.
Representatives Lisa Chin-Forde, Kenyah Pinnock and Sophie Davies from HSM IP (Intellectual Property) discussed the firm’s internship possibilities with students at the school on Friday, Feb. 24, a press release states. The speakers gave a presentation and later joined in discussion with students about their future education options, including attending the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre program.
Ms. Chin-Forde and Ms. Pinnock, who are both currently IP assistants at the firm, were recruited as part of the CIFEC program, and spent time as interns at HSM IP. They talked about their experiences in the CIFEC program, as well their on the job experience and future ambitions to become paralegals at the firm. Ms. Davies who works as an associate at HSM IP spoke with students about what employers look for when considering hiring CIFEC students and in general about careers in the legal profession, especially in the field of intellectual property. According to the release, HSM has worked with the CIFEC program since 2012 and recruits up to 12 new students per year from CIFEC for internships. The firm’s continued involvement forms part of its commitment to the local community to provide opportunities for young Caymanians to access the legal industry.
“We are incredibly pleased to have CIFEC students play an integral role in our team,” said the firm’s managing partner Huw Moses.
“We aim to train them with the skills to achieve their full potential. We appreciate the opportunity to share our expertise with them and future students who may be interested in pursuing a career in law.”