The Senior Partner at Harris, Harris & Didier is Mr Joffrey C. G. Harris, SC. He is a barrister-at-law having been admitted to the Honorable Society of the Inner Temple in 1963 and called to the English Bar by the same Society in 1967. In 1968, Mr. Harris obtained a certificate from the Council of Legal Education qualifying him to practice in the United Kingdom and colonies.

In September of 1968, Mr Harris was admitted to the Bar of the State of Dominica and was appointed legal counsel (then legal cadet) in the Attorney General’s Chambers. He was promoted in 1969 to the post of legal assistant in the Attorney General’s Chambers which position he held for two years. Mr. Harris was appointed and sat as Magistrate of District “F” in Dominica from 1971 to 1973. During his Magistracy he did stints as Chief Magistrate (Ag) in Dominica and as Magistrate First Judicial District in St. Lucia. He was reputed for his ability to clear back log of cases and none of his decisions were appealed.

In 1973, Mr. Harris resigned from the public service and went into private practice partnership with Jenner B. M. Armour, SC (now deceased).

In 1999, Mr. Harris was appointed as Senior Counsel for the Commonwealth of Dominica and was admitted to practice in the Inner Bar. He supported lead Counsel at the Privy Council in a landmark constitutional law case in 2000. He again appeared with lead Counsel at the Privy Council in 2009.

Mr Harris was appointed in 1975 to the Chairman’s Panel of the Industrial Relations Board on which he sat until 1978. He also served as Chairman of the Public Service Board of Appeal from 1977 to 1980. Mr. Harris was elected President of the Dominica Bar Association consecutively from 1978 to 1987. In 1978, he was also appointed Chairman of the Electoral Commission for the Commonwealth of Dominica and thereafter was appointed in the position consecutively until 2000 when he declined to be nominated for appointment.

From 1983 to 1985, Mr. Harris was a member of the Central Committee of the Dominica Red Cross Society and from 1993 to present he has served as one of two trustees of the Waterfront & Allied Worker’s Union (Port Workers Compensation Fund). He is a member of the Dominica Bar Association, Crime Stoppers Dominica and the Dominica Rifle Club.