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ABOUT AGLA

OUR LEADERS

AG's BIOMINISTER'S BIO
The Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs – Senator The Honourable Reginald Armour S.C.

Mr. Reginald T.A. Armour SC, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs appointed effective March 16, 2022. Mr. Armour SC is an Attorney at Law of some forty (40) years of private practice, having been called to the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago as a Barrister in 1980. He has specialised as an Advocate in the areas of Commercial Law, Labour Relations, Constitutional and Public law and Fraud and, over the years developed and maintained a wide Caribbean Legal practice. He was appointed a Senior Counsel by the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in 2003. He has appeared before the Caribbean Court of Justice, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Courts of Appeal, High Courts and Tribunals across the Caribbean. At the date of his appointment as Attorney General Mr. Armour was the Chairman of the Council of Legal Education, the Treaty based Caribbean regional legal body under whose auspices exist the three (3) Caribbean Law Schools in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and the Bahamas and from which chairmanship he resigned on assuming office as Attorney General. He has served as President of the Law Association of Trinidad & Tobago for 2015 to 2017 and, has acted as a Court of Appeal Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and, an acting High Court Judge of the Supreme Court of Trinidad & Tobago. He is a former member of the Law Reform Commission and the Legal Aid Authority of Trinidad and Tobago. He was appointed by the President of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago to serve as Tribunal Counsel to the 2007 Lord Michael Mustill Tribunal. In 2012, Mr. Armour was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court as Tribunal Counsel to the Stollmeyer Tribunal, sitting in St. Lucia. Both of these Tribunals were both constitutional Tribunals established to investigate and to report on judicial misbehaviour. He therefore brings to the Office of Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs a broad and deep body of experience well suited to his constitutional and ministerial portfolio. The AGLA Office looks forward to the tenure of Armour SC, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs in discharging the constitutional mandate of his office to promote the rule of law, contributing to good governance of Trinidad and Tobago and, working as a Team in being guardian of the public interest.
Minister in the Office of the Attorney General & Minstry of Legal Affairs
Honourable Renuka Sagramsingh-Sooklal Senator the Honourable Renuka Sagramsingh-Sooklal is an Attorney-at- law with a BA (Hons) in History from the University of the West Indies and a Bachelor of Law (Hons) (LLB) from the University of London. In 2012 she was also awarded a Legal Education Certificate by the Sir Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad and Tobago.

As a practitioner, Senator Sagramsingh-Sooklal has served as both Advocate and Instructing Attorney on a diverse array of matters that range from Family Law, Land Law and Employment Law to Criminal Law and Conveyancing. Senator Sagramsingh-Sooklal also managed a burgeoning Immigration portfolio, which involved advising on and processing work permit applications and related issues for expatriate employees of local and foreign companies.

At an early age, Senator Sagramsingh-Sooklal displayed a love for people and service which blossomed through her membership with the La Pastora Action Group where she wrote and directed skits, organized Emancipation and Divali programmes and for more than eight (8) years narrated the LPAG Ramleela celebrations. Senator Sagramsingh-Sooklal enjoys empowering others, spending time with family and friends, baking and decorating cupcakes, listening to music and exploring the outdoors. On August 19, 2020 Senator the Honourable Renuka Sagramsingh-Sooklal was appointed Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs where she joins, in duty, Senator The Honourable Reginald Armour, S.C., Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs.
OUR SERVICE COMMITMENT
The Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs will provide responsive, timely and confidential service with integrity and passion for excellence in order to meet or exceed stakeholders’ expectations.
OUR CORE VALUES
  • INTEGRITY: Honesty, ethical behaviour, commitment and equity
  • PROFESSIONALISM: Discipline, courtesy, technical competence and timeliness
  • CONFIDENTIALITY: Mutual respect, trust, privacy and security
  • CUSTOMER-FOCUSED: Empathy, compassion and customer satisfaction
  • RESULTS-ORIENTED: On-time delivery, punctuality and reliability
OUR RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Appointment to Quasi-Judicial Bodies
  • Construction of Court facilities for the Judiciary
  • Law Reform
  • Legislative Agenda
  • Office of the Chief State Solicitor
    • – Administrator General
    • – Conveyancing
    • – Custodian of Enemy Property
    • – Government Contracts
    • – Legal Service
    • – Provisional Liquidator
    • – Provisional Receiver
    • – Public Trustee/Official Receiver
  • Office of the Solicitor General
    • – Civil Litigation
    • – Commissioners of Affidavits
    • – Justices of the Peace
    • – Legal Advice to the Government
    • – Liquor Licenses
    • – Marriage Licenses
  • Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel – Legislative Drafting
  • Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Law Revision
  • Legal Service Complaints
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Constitution Reform
  • Registrar General
    • – Civil Registry
    • – Companies Registry
    • – Land Registry
    • – Rent Restriction
  • Intellectual Property – Copyright and Related Rights
    • – Trademarks – Industrial Property
  • Criminal Justice System
    • – Reform and transformation
    • – Quicker Justice Initiative Programme