Moore, AG’s lawyer
Friday, September 21 2012
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TOBAGO-BORN attorney Christlyn Moore, who last night in an address to the nation, was announced by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar as the new Justice Minister, is a senior partner along with Joseph George of Renaissance Chambers located on St Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain.
The law practice handles a range of legal matters including adoption, child custody, civil/criminal damages, banking/financial and commercial business.
Moore has been involved in several high-profile matters including lawsuits brought by Attorney General Anand Ramlogan against Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley for defamatory statements at a media conference last year, relating to the court’s ruling on proceedings involving the extradition of former UNC financiers Ishwar Galbaransingh and Steve Ferguson. Moore served as legal counsel to the Commission of Inquiry into the July 27, 1990 coup attempt and was one of the attorneys who issued a pre-action protocol letter to former Urban Development Corporation (Udecott) Chief Operating Officer Neelanda Rampaul, on behalf of AG Ramlogan.
She was a member of the legal team which sent a pre-action protocol letter on behalf of Prime Minister Persad-Bissessar to Opposition Senator Fitzgerald Hinds in August 2011, with respect to statements made about the Prime Minister and the Integrity Commission regarding her stay at the Tunapuna home of businessman Ralph Gopaul.
Moore along with attorney Martin George were part of a panel headed by political scientist Dr Hamid Ghany which held consultations in Tobago in June on a green paper on Tobago’s self governance.
Shortly after last night’s announcement, several prominent local attorneys went to their social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter to congratulate Moore on her elevation to public office both as a Government Senator and member of Cabinet.