Henrietta Kargbo holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL. B Hons) from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone and a Degree of Utter Barrister (BL) from the Sierra Leone Law School. She was called to the Sierra Leone Bar in 2022 and is currently serving pupillage under the supervision and guidance of Augustine S. Marrah Esq and other partners at the Marrah and Associates Law Firm. As a pupil barrister, she has been assigned to various briefs including: debt recovery, defamation, personal injury, recovery of possession, estate management, and probate actions.
Ms. Kargbo previously served as an intern at Marrah & Associates Law Firm. She was the first beneficiary of the Firm’s mentorship scheme designed to introduce law students to legal practice and the profession’s ethics. During the internship, she developed a firm understanding of the day-to-day realities of legal practice and the importance of hard work, efficiency, punctuality, and discipline.
Prior to that, Ms. Kargbo worked as a translator for Leigh Day, where she assisted international lawyers in capturing facts and instructions from their clients. Through her role as a translator, she helped 2,500 people from Tonkolili District who were allegedly affected by pollution and police brutality in pursuing litigation against African Minerals Ltd (AML) Sierra Leone.
In 2014, at the peak of the Ebola virus epidemic, Ms. Kargbo volunteered at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation as an administrative clerk stationed at Makema Government Hospital in Makeni. Her responsibilities included the appointment and supervision of volunteers in various holding centers in Bombali District.