MBHS Graduate – First Female Chief Justice of Jamaica

The first female Chief Justice of Jamaica, Zaila Morris, is a MBHS graduate. Zaila Morris (Chief Justice Zaila McCalla) was born on August 10th 1946 to Beryl and Leopold Morris. She attended Chantilly All-Age School where she passed her Common Entrance exam for Montego Bay High School.

Zaila Morris studied law at the University of the West Indies and the Norman Manley Law School. She was admitted to the Bar in 1976. She enjoyed a distinguished career in law before she was sworn in as the first female Chief Justice of Jamaica on Tuesday June 26th 2007 by Governor-General Professor Kenneth Hall at King’s House.

She is married to William McCalla, an Attorney-at-Law and has three children – Mark, Leslie Ann and Martin.

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