Fulfilling the dream of his late father, former Registrar of the Supreme Court, Rashid Mohamed, Rizwan Mohamed on Thursday ascended to the Bar, where he pledged to be ethical in his pursuit of justice as a practitioner in the legal arena.
The 34-year-old took his oath in a packed courtroom, surrounded by scores of family members, colleagues and well-wishers.
Mohamed was presented to the gathering as a promising addition to the justice system during his petition, which was filed by renowned legal practitioner Robin Stoby in the presence of presiding Justice Naresh Harnanan.
The newly-admitted lawyer was described as a grounded individual of noble background, who had a passion for hard work and was keen to reach.
Mohamed kicked off his academic career at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, where he initially was in pursuit of a career in information technology.
However, being the son of an ex-registrar, the former student of Brickdam Secondary and Queen’s College respectively was eventually drawn to the field of law.
While speaking to Guyana Times, the young lawyer expressed delight in being the newest addition to the legal fraternity.
In doing so, he stated that “growing up, my dad would’ve advised me, he wanted me to study law, but I was more interested in the IT-related field. But from working with the lawyers at the Attorney General’s Chambers, and being around father, I figured that I needed to make a change and that is when I decided to do law,” the newly-inducted Attorney-at-Law related.
After completing his LLB, the young man went on to pursue his Legal Education Certificate (LEC) at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad.
Acknowledging that the completion of his LEC was only the beginning of his career, the young lawyer outlined his mission as he goes forward to serve the country in the capacity of a practitioner of law.
Attorney-at-Law Mohamed is already attached to the Khan’s Chamber, a law firm which specialises in civil matters.