After a four-and-a-half-year law school journey, Brandon Antoine, a native of Savanne George, Choiseul was called as an Attorney at Law to the Bar of St. Lucia on February 24, 2022. His petition to the Bar was presented by Attorney at Law, Mr. Francis Pierre before the Honourable Justice Rohan Phillip. He was also called to the Bar in England and Wales on November 23, 2021 under the auspices of the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.
Mr. Antoine completed his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Hons) at the University of London in 2018 and subsequently completed the Bar at City, University of London in 2021. City Law school as it is commonly called is the original provider of the Bar training course in England, with over 50 years of expertise in designing and delivering Bar training. It was formerly called the Inns of Court Law School.
Mr. Antoine started the bar course at City Law School in September of 2020 and completed in August 2021. Mr. Antoine is employed in the projects department at the St. Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) and is enormously grateful for the support of management and staff who encouraged and allowed him to achieve the improbable task of completing a challenging law degree and bar course while being employed fulltime with the organization.
Mr. Antoine indicated that he has never done a more challenging course before although he previously completed other degrees including a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc.) in management from the University of the West Indies and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Finance from Monroe College. He is also certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Mr. Antoine attended the Choiseul Secondary School and the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, and is extremely grateful for the early tuition provided by the teachers and staff of the Choiseul Secondary School who ensured he understood and practice the school’s motto: “discipline and perseverance, the keys to the success.”
Mr. Antoine credits his deceased mother Felicia Pierre for ensuring that he stayed focus and always supported his dreams. Mr. Antoine is grateful for the love and support of his family and friends who were instrumental in ensuring that he achieves his goals. He remembers the sacrifices made by his wife, Lydia Antoine and children, Lyndon and Breanne who provided unwavering support and allowed him the quiet time at home to study. Mr. Antoine is also thankful for the love and support of his Godmother, Ms. Mary Vano Plante who has supported his educational ambitions throughout his life. His aunt has also been a pillar of support throughout his life and for that he is eternally grateful. Mr. Antoine’s success is even more remarkable despite the challenges of being raised by a single parent who had little to no means to support him and his brother. According to Brandon, “My biggest regret is that my mother is not here to see me achieve this goal but I know she is in heaven smiling on me because I made her a promise before she died two years ago that I would be a lawyer someday. I am happy I kept my promise to her.”
“I give all the glory to God for this achievement and to everyone who has supported me in my life, through one way or another. The journey continues and I promise to provide top quality legal representation to my clients and help improve the justice system in St. Lucia.”