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Dec 12, 2011

Bar Association challenge status of Sol Gen

Cheryl Krusen

The decision was taken almost two weeks ago but went under the radar. At the end of November, the Bar Association decided to challenge in court the status of Belize’s Solicitor General, Cheryl Krusen, as a Senior Counsel.  From what we know, this is the first time that the elevation of a senior counsel is going to be challenged in court.  The Bar Association’s case appears to be that before a person can be appointed as a senior counsel, he or she must have a minimum of eight years practice before the courts of Belize.  Krusen, we understand, was not enrolled as an attorney at law in Belize nor has she practiced law before the local courts prior to this year.  To get around this technicality, she was enrolled retroactively to the year 1980, presumably the year she first came to Belize.  She was at that time married to attorney-at-law Dylan Barrow. If so, attorneys contacted by News Five say it is difficult to see how her enrollment could be retroactive to 1980 when in that year she was not enrolled anywhere in the Commonwealth, not even in her native Jamaica.  When we checked, the case had not yet been filed in the Supreme Court and while it is still far ahead, if the case is successful it will mark the first time that an attorney has been stripped of senior counsel status. Krusen gained public attention locally when she stood her ground as solicitor general during the recent public consultations of the Ninth Amendment.


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5 Responses for “Bar Association challenge status of Sol Gen”

  1. Iniate says:

    Continue to keep your good ground Krusen… keep cruzzing!!

  2. time flies says:

    Its nice to see the bar assn. Take up some with real substance. The sol gen, SC standing is a real issues, not like child been rape and the brut getting off. Or speaking about corruption in parts of the court system from the arrest thru to dismiss case, lost of file defence. Serious kids, tea is over, grow up.

  3. Earl Grey says:

    More ……CRONYISM from THE BARROW ADMINISTRATION!!!!! Hope you are not surprised.

  4. Bdf says:

    Cronyism,family member of the barrows?

  5. Beautifulpempem says:

    yet another family member of the barrow obviously!!!

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