Ombudsman office gets new attorney

Untitled-1Newly sworn in attorney Oscar Segaldo has been appointed as the in-house attorney for the office of the Ombudsman.
Segaldo was called to the Bar on Friday, February 1, and officially took up his post at the Ombudsman’s office on Monday.
He was sworn in before Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin, with former Prime Minister Said Musa making the petition for admission to the bar on his behalf. Attorneys Phillip Palacio and Ashanti Arthurs Martin also supported his petition.
Segaldo obtained his Bachelor of law degree (LLB) from the University of Guyana with honors, and his Certificate in Legal Education (CLE) from the Norman Manley Law School through the Professional and technical scholarship program from the Ministry of Education.
As the attorney for the Ombudsman he will interpret the laws and make recommendations to the Ombudsman, and will also represent complainants in court when necessary.
Segaldo is a retired captain of the Belize Defense Force,.He graduated from the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, England, in 1989. He is also the first student of the Toledo Community College to graduate form the Norman Manley Law School.
He told The Reporter on Tuesday that he is grateful to the Government of Belize and will do his best to serve the people of Belize.

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