In a ceremony before the Chief Justice Rony Govinden, and Judge Gustave Dodin, lawyer Salina Sinon took her oaths and was admitted to the Bar of Seychelles as a registered Attorney.
The event, which took place on Tuesday 19 September 2023 at the Supreme Court, saw colleagues, family, and friends join for the occasion. President of the Bar Association, Mr. Divino Sabino, spoke at the event stating that, “Ms. Sinon will have, I’m sure, lots of time ahead of her to show her skills, but I wish to say she has shown that she is a good lawyer even from the get go.”
Adding some words of advice, he noted, “My message to her, and certainly to all the new young lawyers joining the Bar, is that you ensure you maintain your integrity throughout.”
The Chief Justice shared the same sentiments. “I welcome Ms. Sinon to the Bar, and as we are happy to see more young Seychellois now part of the Bar, I also agree that they should maintain the highest levels of ethics of this profession, and we at the Judiciary will do our best to keep them accountable as well.”
Judge Dodin welcomed Ms. Sinon as well, adding that she will surely be a good example to others. Mr. Conrad Lablache wished her well on her new journey too. She then took her oaths before the bench in Court room 1 of the Palais de Justice building.
Ms. Sinon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law awarded by the University of Southampton in 2017 and has successfully passed the Seychelles Bar examination. She completed two years of pupillage in the Approved Chambers of Rivard Nariman on 6 September 2023.