In his role as Assistant Minister for Codification, Atty. Abraham B. Mitchell assists the Deputy Minister of codification in ensuring that all laws are reviewed, validated and codified for future reference. Similarly, his office is also responsible for the review of draft-proposed bills from Ministries, Agencies, and Commissions –MACs - of Government, in coordination with the Offices of the Attorney-General and the Deputy Minister of Justice for Codification, and provides technical legal advisories, before their submission to the National Legislature for passage.
Atty. Mitchell acquired an LLB Degree in Law from the Louis Arthur-Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia in 2010. In 1980, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science/International Relations, with emphasis in International Politics, University of Liberia. Atty. Mitchell also acquired advanced training in National Security Strategy Architecture, and several other certificates.
Prior to becoming Assistant Minister for Codification, Atty. Mitchell served as Legal Consultant at the Ministry of Justice from 2013-2020; Security Sector Program Analyst at the Governance Commission from 2007-2010 and Immigration Commissioner from 2003-2006.
Atty. Mitchell has about 15 years of expertise in legal research and policy drafting, with an emphasis on the legal frameworks of Security Sector SSRG, DDRR, and National Security Strategy design.