Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs

About the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel

The Chief Parliamentary Counsel heads the Legislative Drafting Department, which plays a critical role in the implementation of Government policy.

To transform Government’s measures into Statutes and Statutory Instruments thereby ensuring that the proposed action is legally enforceable

To produce technically sound legislation for client Ministries; to advise the Government on the Constitution and all legal aspects of legislation, to advise Parliament on issues relating to Parliamentary procedure and legal matters and to accomplish the foregoing competently within the framework of excellent interpersonal relationships among the staff and that of client Ministries, the Cabinet and Parliament.