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Mission of the Attorney-General’s Chambers

To execute the constitutional mandate as the principal legal adviser to the Government of Jamaica, by providing legal services of the highest quality, in a professional, efficient and timely manner whilst preserving the Rule of Law.

Divisions in the Attorney-General’s Chambers

The Commercial Division is responsible for advising the Government of Jamaica on all matters commercial. Its functions include representing the Government in negotiations with national and international corporations, national
The Commercial Division is responsible for advising the Government of Jamaica on all matters commercial. Its functions include representing the Government in negotiations with national and international corporations, national...

COMMERCIAL Affairs

The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Division is responsible for examining and providing advice on all proposed legislation before they are presented to Parliament. ...
The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Division is responsible for examining and providing advice on all proposed legislation before they are presented to Parliament. ...

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs

The General Legal Advice Division, provides advice to Ministries, Departments and Agencies on a wide breadth of legal matters.
The General Legal Advice Division, provides advice to Ministries, Departments and Agencies on a wide breadth of legal matters...

GENERAL LEGAL ADVICE

The International Affairs Division provides legal advice to the Government of Jamaica on all matters involving international law, the negotiation and drafting of treaties and other international agreements and protocols...
The International Affairs Division provides legal advice to the Government of Jamaica on all matters involving international law, the negotiation and drafting of treaties and other international agreements and protocols...

INTERNATIONAL affairs

The Litigation and State Proceedings Division is the advocacy arm of the Chambers and is therefore responsible for the conduct of all civil proceedings instituted against, and on behalf of the Government of Jamaica...
The Litigation and State Proceedings Division is the advocacy arm of the Chambers and is therefore responsible for the conduct of all civil proceedings instituted against, and on behalf of the Government of Jamaica...

LITIGATION and state
proceedings

The Administration and Support Services Division provides human resource management and development as well as administrative and office management services to the department...
The Administration and Support Services Division provides human resource management and development as well as administrative and office management services to the department...

human resource management and administration

History of the Attorney-General’s Chambers

The Attorney-General was originally an ex-officio member of the Legislative Council. When the constitutional system of Jamaica was reformed in 1944 the Attorney-General retained his position as a member of the policy making Executive Council and this continued until 1957, when the Council of Ministers was established.

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Divisions

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Legal Services Unit

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Previous Attorneys General

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Previous Solicitors General

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Years In Existence

Core Values of the Attorney-General’s Chambers

Rule of Law

We shall uphold the Rule of Law in accordance with the Constitution and Laws of Jamaica, in the execution of our duties.

Integrity

We shall retain the confidentiality and trust of our clients in the performance of our official duties.

Efficiency

We shall be diligent in the execution of our duties to ensure timely delivery of quality services.

Teamwork

We shall work together and support each other in the performance of our duties and promote a fair and harmonious working environment.

Innovation

We shall promote a culture of continuous learning, embrace change and technological advancements.

Accountability

We shall remain answerable to the people of Jamaica whose best interests we serve.

Client Focus

We shall add value for our clients, by offering tailored solutions developed through consultation and partnership.

Latest News from the Attorney-General’s Chambers

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Attorney-General’s 2019/20 Sectoral Presentation

Mr. Speaker, with the office of Attorney-General now in such sharp focus, not only here in Jamaica but also in other common law jurisdictions including those of our closest neighbours to the North, I should like to begin by highlighting…

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Attorney-General’s Dept. Prepares for Role in Centralisation of Legal Services

The Attorney-General’s Department is far advanced in preparing for its role in the centralisation of legal services, as part of the modernisation of the public sector. Cabinet in 2017 approved recommendations outlined in a framework proposal for the centralisation of…

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Attorney-General Says Government has Full Support of World Bank

Attorney-General, Hon. Marlene Malahoo Forte, says the Government has the full support of the World Bank on key initiatives that aim to enhance the country’s growth agenda. “They report that we are at a good place at this time, and…

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