In a ceremony on Monday 27 November 2023 that filled every seat of Court room 1 of the Supreme Court on Ile du Port, Ketlynn Marie was admitted to the Bar before the Chief Justice Rony Govinden, Judge Mohan Burhan, and Judge Brassel Adeline.
Colleagues of hers from the Attorney General’s office, where she did her pupilage, and Mr. Kieran B. Shah’s law chambers, where she worked previously, came in large numbers to attend the event. Those present who worked with her spoke highly of her successful disputes she undertook during her pupilage, namely assisting on money laundering cases, a trafficking in persons case, and more notably as a co-Prosecutor in a murder trial before Judge Adeline.
Ketlynn thanked all her colleagues and mentors for the help and guidance received, and also thanked her parents – particularly her mother, who she says made many sacrifices for her to become an Attorney.
Giving words of advice, the Chief Justice Rony Govinden said, “Do not fall so in love with your cases that it clouds your judgment. Always put your clients first, not assuming you know better than them, but strive to serve them to the best to your ability. Stay consistent and you will be sought after as a trusted counsel.”
Both Judge Burhan and Judge Adeline also wished her the best in this new chapter of her life.
Ketlynn Marie completed her LLB in 2017, before proceeding to succeed at the Bar Exam in 2020. She worked at Kieran B. Shah’s law chambers from 4 October 2021 – 31 December 2021, and later at the Attorney General’s office from 4 January 2022 – 4 October 2023.