Family law workshop hosted

In an effort to create more awareness about referral pathways to help facilitate for family legal issues, the Office of the Public Solicitor held a training recently with officers from outside provinces.

Hosted by the Family Law and Special Projects division, legal officers from Oro, West Sepik, AROB, Milne Bay, Morobe and NCD branches of the PSO office attended this two-day training, which ended on Friday.

The program aimed to explain the reforms done in the family law sector in terms of new laws and their functions, what role the PSO office plays and to also identify referral partners and their roles.

Principal Legal Officer for the PSO’s Advisory Section, Frederick Kirriwom, in welcoming the participants, said that this new reforms is a step forward in consolidating the efforts of stakeholders in dealing with family law issues.

Meantime, this inaugural training is the first to be incorporated by the PSO and its staff development training.

Julianna Waeda