With almost 20 years of experience as a Litigator, Solicitor and Judicial officer, Fidela S. Corbin – Lincoln was Wednesday morning sworn in as the newest Judge to serve in Guyana’s High Court.
The 41-year-old, mother of one previously served at the Eastern Caribbean Court.
“I always wanted to return home and here I am to contribute to the jurisprudence in Guyana,” She told reporters at State House shortly after the Oath of Office was administered to her by President David Granger.
Corbin – Lincoln is the daughter of former Opposition Leader Robert Corbin and has an extensive career in the legal field which includes her serving as Magistrate (ag) and Attorney at Law in Antigua and Senior Solicitor at the Refugee Advice Center in the United Kingdom.
Before then, she worked at the Mckay and Moore Law Firm and the Director of Public Prosecutions Office here in Guyana.
The new Judge said she has a proven track record as a top performer with exceptional success handling large case management, litigation, case analysis and client advisory maters.
Her education began here in Guyana at the University of Guyana and led her to the Hugh Wooding Law School and the Kings College University of London among others.
President David Granger congratulated Corbin – Lincoln on her new appointment and wished her an illustrious career.
He used the occasion to reiterate his government’s commitment to filling vacancies in the Judiciary expeditiously and on the basis of merit.
The President said the executive has no intention to interfere in the work of the judiciary and urged judicial officers to guard against bias, prejudice and favoritism.