Mamu appointed acting Public Solicitor

The Judicial and Legal Service Commission has announced the appointment of Leslie Benjamin Mamu as acting Public Solicitor of Papua New Guinea.

Mamu’s appointment comes following incumbent Public Solicitor, Jim Wala Tamate’s swearing in on Tuesday to the National and Supreme Court bench. Justice Tamate will be based at Waigani.

Minister for Justice and Attorney General and Chairman of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission, Davis Steven, said Mr Mamu will act as Public Solicitor while the position is being advertised.

He said the commission, in its meeting, considered potential candidates within the office of the Public Solicitor and the majority resolved to appoint Mamu.

“On behalf of the commission, I congratulate Mr Mamu on his appointment until a substantive appointment is made by the Commission in the near future,” Minister Steven said.

Mamu has had nine years of practice as a lawyer both in civil and criminal matters before the National and Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea.

He has also written a number of books, including the book Law and Principles of bail in PNG. Other books he has written are Living your dreams, a book aimed at students and The Human Resource.   

Sally Pokiton