51-year-old Greg Choc was called to the Belize Bar Association this morning. The event was in the Chief Justice chambers on Treasury Lane, Belize City. Choc has been a constant lobbyist and activist in the Maya community as they challenged the government on several issues including land matters. As a matter of fact, it was due to these issues that Choc decided to study law.
Greg Choc, Called to the Bar: “It was really the work that I did over the last two decades advocating for communities land rights and social justice in the south that really made me realize that I needed a greater understanding of the law to be more effective in bringing forth the community’s claims and interests. Well there’s always injustice everywhere and that’s why I had worked with the communities for over two decades. The profession is not one that we get to select who will be our client and as I return to Toledo it will be the communities that will decide whether or not I get to be a part or get instruction from them to address some of the issues if the seek redress before the court. I will return to Punta Gorda from where I will start my practice.”
Choc says he will take his practice to his hometown in Punta Gorda.