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Managing Attorney: Ms. Shellon Boyce, LLB

Ms. Boyce, having previously obtained a BA in History from the University of Guyana in 2005, graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the same university in 2009, attended Hugh Wooding Law School 2009-2011 and was called to the Guyana Bar in November 2011.

She then worked with the chambers of Hanoman, Jackson & Associates until joining the Clinic in November 2014.

Ms. Boyce, who has previous legal aid experience, having worked at the Hugh Wooding Legal Aid Clinic between October 2010 and April 2011, is based at the Georgetown office.

Ms. Boyce was appointed acting managing attorney in June 2017 following the resignation of Ms. Simone Morris-Ramlall and was appointed substantive managing attorney with effect from 1 July 2017.

Ms. Sasha Roberts, LLB, Attorney-at-Law

Ms. Roberts graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 2007 from the University of Guyana. She obtained her Legal Education Certificate from Hugh Wooding Law School and was called to the Guyana Bar in October 2009.

In the summer of 2008, Ms. Roberts did her internship at the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

Ms. Roberts is based at the Clinic’s New Amsterdam office and also provides services at the Fort Wellington office.

Ms. Valensia T. Yansen, LLB, Attorney-at-Law

Ms. Yansen graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 2011 from the University of Guyana (having obtained a Bsc in International Relations in 2008 and a Diploma in Social Security and Management in 2004 from the same institution and also being a certified orthopaedic technician), attended Hugh Wooding Law School 2011-13 and was called to the Guyana Bar in October 2013.

Ms. Yansen is based at the Anna Regina office and has previous legal aid experience, having worked for 10 weeks at the Hugh Wooding Legal Aid Clinic in 2012.

Ms. Shameka Taitt, LLB, Attorney-at-Law

Ms. Taitt obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Guyana in 2008 and after a period of teaching at a Georgetown secondary school, attended Hugh Wooding Law School 2012-2014 and was called to the Guyana Bar in November 2014.

Prior to joining the Clinic in February 2016, Ms. Taitt was Legal Officer at the Guyana Council on Public Policy.

Ms. Collette Marks, LLB, Attorney-at-Law

Ms. Marks obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Guyana in 2014, attended Hugh Wooding Law School 2014-2016 and was called to the Guyana Bar in October 2016.