The Ministry of Legal Affairs is looking for a replacement Solicitor General following Attorney Kim Kyte-Thomas’ resignation, after serving in the post for nearly a year and a half.
Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams told Stabroek News last evening that Kyte-Johnson tendered her resignation and would be migrating.
The vacancy for the post was advertised in yesterday’s Sunday Stabroek and seeks an attorney-at-law with at least ten years practice and who has been a law officer or judicial officer.
Responsibilities, according to the advertisement, are “subject to the direction of the Attorney General/Minister (to) provide the government with competent legal advice and representation in civil matters and legal advice on military law”.
Key outputs list “Competent legal representation to the State and the Government in civil proceedings and military matters” and “Efficient and effective resolution of complaints from members of the public as regard the conduct of private legal practitioners and law officers”.
The main duties of the Solicitor General would be to represent the State in all important constitutional litigation, submit legal advice on important civil matters to government ministries, departments and officials, ensure that in civil court proceedings involving the state, government ministries, departments and public officers, legal representation by law officers of the Attorney General’s Chambers is provided.
The candidate would also be required to attend meetings of the Advisory Council on the prerogative of Mercy and to tender advice on legal issues that may arise, when requested by the Chairman, among other duties.
Kyte-Thomas was appointed to the position in May of 2017 where she replaced Sita Ramlal who had retired months before.
She also sits on the Board of the Guyana Prison Service.