Leslie Mamu

Public Solicitor sworn in

Mamu was sworn in by Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia on Friday in Port Moresby.

The office of the Public Solicitor provides legal aid service ranging from criminal to civil, including family law.

Since the elevation of the former Public Solicitor (now Justice) Jim Wala Tamate to the National and Supreme Court bench, Leslie Mamu, was the acting Public Solicitor.

He was appointed Public Solicitor on July 30 by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission.

Reference on death penalty filed

Following the passage of the death penalty by parliament in 2013, the criminal justice system has imposed the penalty on serious criminal offences.

However, the sentence imposed by the courts in various serious criminal cases have not been carried out because of the procedures involved in executing the death penalty.

New legal book celebrated

On Friday night the Deputy Chief Justice, Sir Gibbs Salika made this remarks when launching a book authored by the acting Public Solicitor, Leslie Mamu. 

The book titled Supreme Court practices and procedures covers the law and the principles and practice in the Supreme Court.

Author, Leslie Mamu explained that the book is a collection of materials, cases and laws put together to make it easy for law practitioners and court users that come before the Supreme Court.

Public solicitors’ in-house training starts

Public solicitor lawyers from all over the country, including lawyers at its headquarters, are attending this three-day training at Holiday Inn, Port Moresby.  

The public solicitor’s office was established by the Government to provide legal aid to the general public who cannot afford hefty legal fees from private law firms.

The office has some of the most committed lawyers helping the general public. 

Book on bail launched

Practicing criminal law for the past eight years, it took Leslie Mamu almost the same number of years to complete the book.

It was launched in Port Moresby on Wednesday night by Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika in the presence of UPNG Chancellor Stephen Pokawin, PNG Constitutional and Law Reform Commission Secretary Dr Eric Kwa and members of the legal fraternity in a small but significant ceremony.