Three women state counsel sworn in


All three are Seychellois law graduates, and their induction comes at a time when there has been clear concern over the number of state counsel available to deal promptly with criminal cases.

They are Brigitte Confait, Samantha Aglae and Carmen Cesar, who have been assigned to the Attorney-General’s Office.

The three new women state counsel in a souvenir photograph with CJ Perera (left, front row), Mr Vidot and AG Govinden (left and right, back row)

Welcoming them to the bar, Chief Justice Perera said their induction is opportune as sometimes cases have been adjourned because no state counsel was available to prosecute.

He said there has been a recent need for more state counsel, since a criminal division has been established in both the Magistrates’ Court and Supreme Court.

The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Attorney-General Ronny Govinden, Master and Registrar Melchior Vidot and families and friends of the three counsel.

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