Public Solicitors Office

Family law workshop hosted

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.

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In welcoming the 20 participants on behalf of the Acting Public Solicitor, Leslie Mamu, the Deputy Public Solicitor –Civil, Thomas Ilaisa, expressed the PSO’s gratitude to the JSS4D for funding the program so that officers from the PSO's 22 branches and desks can be brought in to be up skilled.

Mr Ilaisa said that this workshop is very important as an orientation for new officers to the PSO because it will inform them in what the PSO does and what services they can provide.

Public Solicitor’s Office creates new division

An office that has been in operation for almost 60 years, Public Solicitor Jim Wala Tamate says the creation of the Family Law and Special projects division was done due to the demand of legal aid services on the office.  

These services have been previously provided under general civil cases but with the creation of the new division, a specialised team will deal directly with family law issues.