Two new lawyers admitted to Guyana Bar


RECENT graduates of Hugh Wooding Law School, Marisa Anita Mittelholzer, of Enterprise, East Coast Demerara and Carlton Amsterdam, of Stanleytown, West Bank Demerara,  were admitted to the Guyana Bar, earlier this week, by Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang.
The petition for Mittelholzer was presented on Monday by Mr. Nigel Hughes and that for Amsterdam by his younger brother, Lyndon Amsterdam, on Tuesday.
Both the new entrants to the legal profession secured the Legal Education Certificate from the Council of Legal Education of the Commonwealth Caribbean.

Mittelholzer, daughter of Roxanna and Wickham Mittelholzer, told the judge that her academic journey, though not as long and varied as some others, has, nevertheless, been an enlightening one.
“It has allowed me to appreciate the rewards associated with hard work, diligence and, as my lecturer for the Trial Advocacy course, Justice Ronnie Boodoosingh has always emphasized, the full value to be had is from  preparation, preparation, preparation. It has also allowed me the chance to appreciate, even more, the value of both personal and professional honesty, integrity and accountability,” she said.
Introducing his elder brother, Amsterdam said the former attended La Retraite Primary and Patentia Secondary schools, on the West Bank of Demerara, where he received his early education.
Subsequently, he attended the University of Guyana (UG) from where he obtained  a Certificate in Medical Technology, a Diploma in Hematology and a Certificate in Immunuohaematology.
He previously worked at Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) before migrating and working in St. Lucia, Bermuda and Cayman Islands before returning to Guyana.
The inductee Amsterdam started his law studies in 2005 and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from UG in 2008. He then proceeded to Hugh Wooding and was a graduate there last September 25.
Justice Chang congratulated both Mittelholzer and Amsterdam and wished them success in their task ahead.