The Bar Association of Belize has extended its condolences to the family of Senior Counsel Michael Young. Young was admitted to the bar in Belize in 1977 and was elevated to the status of Senior Counsel in 1996 in recognition of his excellence in the practice of the law. A statement from the Bar Association praises Young for being quote, “undoubtedly an iconic practitioner of the law and the Bar Association of Belize acknowledges his stellar contributions to the development of Belizean jurisprudence.” End of quote. The statement goes on to say quote, “Michael was passionate about the law but he was also passionate about his beloved country – Belize. Apart from the noble professional attributes which grounded his legacy, Michael was always a strong supporter of the Bar Association. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his beloved family and his extended family of Young’s Law Firm. The Bar Association of Belize is thankful for the gift of his life. May he rest in peace.” End of quote. Young was found dead in his home yesterday afternoon.