The Hon. Kathy Lynn Simmons, JP, MP
Attorney General & Minister of Legal Affairs
On 20 July 2017 the Hon. Kathy Lynn Simmons was appointed Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs. The Attorney General was educated in Bermuda and overseas, receiving her Bachelor of Arts (Major in Political Science and Minor in Sociology) from St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia; her Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Buckingham UK; and attended the Inns of Court School of Law, UK for her Bar Vocational Course. The Attorney-General is a barrister and attorney and an accredited civil and commercial mediator who has been admitted to the Bermuda Bar and the Bar of England and Wales. She has worked in many areas of law in general legal practice early in her career and as Parliamentary Counsel in the Attorney-General's Chambers; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Legal Affairs; Legal Consultant to the Cabinet Office, Public Access to Information Implementation Team and Consultant Advisor and Legislative Strategist to the Speaker and Clerk to the Legislature. The Attorney-General has undergone extensive professional development during her career having completed the Freedom of Information Professional Compliance training in the UK; Strategic Leadership training via RIPA International, UK; the Government of Bermuda Senior Management Leadership training which included courses in Media Relations, Speech Writing, Management and Policy Development, Financial Management, Budgeting and the Certificate in Recruitment and Selection. She also completed the Government Legal Advisors Course at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. The Attorney-General is a member of the Honorable Society of Inner Temple and the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel. She is the current Chair of the Co-parenting Mediation Counsel.