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Ernest Koylass appointed to JLSC

Trinidad Express / Attorney Ernest Koylass SC was this evening sworn-in as a member of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) at a ceremony at president’s House, Port of Spain.

Koylass attended the University of the West Indies, where he obtained his Bachelor of Laws Degree (with Upper Second Class Honours) in 1977. He gained his Legal Education Certificate in 1979 from the Hugh Wooding Law School and later went on to the University of London where he gained his Master of Laws Degree in 1980.

 He is the currently the Principal of his Law Firm Ernest H Koylass & Co, established on 5th August 1994. Mr. Koylass was called to the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago as a Barrister at Law in 1980 from which year he commenced practice, first in the Chambers of Dr. Aneas Wills and later at his own chambers.

He has served as President of the Southern Lawyers’ Assembly and Senior Member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago. During the year 1999, he also served as a Temporary Judge of the High Court of Trinidad and Tobago. On 26th January 2006. Koylass obtained the instrument of appointment from His Excellency the President granting him the status of Senior Counsel.

Koylass’ areas of practice are diverse and include all areas of Private/Civil Law, including Contract Law, Tort, Criminal Law, Labour Law and Industrial Relations Practice, Constitutional Law, Contentious and Non-Contentious Probate, Family Law and Land Law. He is a specialist in Private Law matter and Litigation. Koylass also appears as Advocate in the Magistrates Courts, High Court, Court of Appeal and Industrial Courts of Trinidad and Tobago.

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