GECOM offers Legal Officer post to Guyanese based at CCJ
The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday appointed Kurt DaSilva as the Legal Officer.
The Guyanese Judicial Counsel, who was based at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), had applied for the post last year and was shortlisted.
He was interviewed last Thursday along with three others and named as the successful candidate on Tuesday.
DaSilva is a former Chemistry teacher who would go on to study law at the Hugh Wooding Law School in 2015. By 2016, he was an intern at the CCJ where he later secured the substantive post in 2019.
He was admitted to the local bar and subsequently worked as the Judicial Assistant at Guyana’s High Court from 2017 – 2019.
A subsequent statement from GECOM noted that he holds a Master of Laws Degree in Public Law from the University of the West Indies.
“In this regard, based on his experience in both the Caribbean Court of Justice and Guyana’s High Court of
researching legal issues, analyzing submissions in cases from Attorneys-at-Law, writing legal opinions for Judges and his knowledge of the new rules of procedure and the electoral laws, the Commission appointed Mr. Da Silva as the Legal Officer,” the GECOM statement noted.