Lashonda Powell has been admitted as an attorney. The application was moved by attorney William Jones before Justice Richard Williams on March 26.

Moving the application in front of Powell’s family, friends and colleagues witnessing the ceremony, Jones said, “It is a particular pleasure for me, as a Caymanian myself, to move this application on behalf of a fellow Caymanian.”

Jones said Powell, who was the Ogier scholarship recipient in 2016, “has an impressive record”.

The new attorney-at-law holds a bachelor of science degree with honours from the University of Toronto, with a double major in psychology and political science. While pursuing a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Liverpool, she also completed an advanced negotiation and mediation course at the London School of Economics. She graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2016 with a bachelor of laws degree with honours. She then completed the Legal Practice Course in 2017 at the University of Sheffield, where she was awarded a master of arts in legal practice.

During her studies, Powell interned with the Office of the Complaints Commissioner and local law firms. She undertook her articles of clerkship at a local law firm.

In his application, Jones said, “Miss Powell is very aware of the overriding importance of integrity towards clients, opponents and, above all, the court. I know that her family and friends and her colleagues at Ogier are very proud of her accomplishments.”