Young Belizean called to the Bar of England Print E-mail
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Written by Shane D. Williamd   
Thursday, 27 October 2011 00:00

Jaime Burns, Legal Professor and Francine Burns.23-year-old Francine Zenaida Burns of Orange Walk Town was called to the England Bar Association on Thursday, October 13. Francine shared the joy of her great accomplishment with her parents, Jaime and Evelyn Burns.

Her journey to the Bar began at La Immaculada Roman Catholic Primary School. She then went on to study at Muffles College and Muffles Junior College before she decided to focus solely on Law. Her exceptional grades granted her the right to attend Kingston University in the United Kingdom. There she received her Law Degree (LLB) with honours. After receiving her Law Degree, Francine pursued her Graduate Degree at the City University in London. There she received her Diploma in the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).

Barrister Francine Burns was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of Grays Inn. More impressive than her academic achievements is her desire to serve her community. She has chosen to practice right here in Belize. This summer she spent her time organizing a youth jobs program in Orange Walk Town in which over 200 youths were given the opportunity to make money while performing civic duties.

Her experience in the summer inspired her to continue focusing on community development. Therefore, she offered herself for service in the next Orange Walk Town Council. Barrister Burns is one of the seven (7) outstanding individuals that make up the UDP slate for the 2012 Municipal Elections in Orange Walk Town. The Guardian congratulates her on her academic success and wishes her well on the campaign trail.