Jamaican attorney achieves highest worldwide score in STEP Excellence award
Jamaican attorney at law, Jo-Anne Jackson-Stephens, is recipient of the STEP Excellence Award
for highest score worldwide in the STEP Advanced Certificate in Company Law and Practice.
Jackson-Stephens, who is a former Jamaican Independence Scholar, also holds a Master of
Business Administration from the University of Oxford where she graduated in 2012 with Distinction. She has been an associate at the Higgs and Johnson firm in the Cayman Islands since October 2015.
STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) is a professional association with over 20,000 members in 95 countries. It consists mainly of trust and estate attorneys, accountants and trust specialists.
STEP announced the first 38 student
winners in a new awards scheme recognizing student achievement on a worldwide level.
Jackson-Stephens, a past student of Immaculate Conception High in Jamaica, completed her law degree at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and Barbados before going on to receive her CLE at the Norman Manley Law School in 2006.
Becoming a member of STEP gives lawyers the TEP designation, making them eligible for consideration among the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field of trusts and estates. Applicants are required to take a number of exams or prepare papers for presentation.