Former Queen’s College (QC) Head Prefect Kara Duff was admitted to the local bar last week after her petition was accepted by Justice Roxanne George.
Duff, who was widely known during her schooling at QC as an academic and music, debate and elocution enthusiast recently graduated from the Hugh Wooding Law School and has joined the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Former High Court Judge Donald Trotman presented her petition and used the opportunity to raise the issue of a local law school being realized sooner rather than later – a concern that was supported by Duff.
Trotman said a large number of local law students are unable to complete their studies after reading for the degree at the University of Guyana due to a lack of finances. This, he said, should be corrected so that more locals can go on to become lawyers.
Duff is the daughter of former local educator and playwright Dr Michael Duff and Patrice La Fleur, the United Nations Population Fund representative to Guyana.