Our Mission:

Our Vision:

  • * Principal Legal Adviser to the Head of State, Cabinet and the Prime Minister
  • * Responsible for all Civil proceedings involving Government
  • * Responsible for all Criminal proceedings
  • * Protector of the Judiciary
  • * Drafting Legislation
  • * Common law protector of charitable trusts.

There are five legal divisions (Legislative Drafting, Civil Litigation and Opinions, Commercial and International Law, Criminal Prosecutions – District Court, and Criminal Prosecutions – Supreme Court) and the Corporate Services Division

Legislative Drafting

Legislative Drafting

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Civil Litigation and Opinions

Civil Litigation and Opinions

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Commercial and International Law

Commercial and International Law

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Criminal Prosecutions (Supreme Court)

Criminal Prosecutions (Supreme Court)

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Criminal Prosecution (Districts Court)

Criminal Prosecution (Districts Court)

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Corporate Services

Corporate Services

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Our Postal Address:

Office of the Attorney General
P.O. BOX27
Apia
SAMOA

Hours of Operation:

Monday  —  Friday: 9:00 am —  5:00 pm

* All correspondence must be addressed to the Attorney General

Quick Facts

There are five legal divisions  (Legislative Drafting, Civil Litigation and Opinions, Commercial and International Law, Criminal Prosecutions – District Court, and Criminal Prosecutions – Supreme Court), and one support division (Corporate Services). All these Divisions work together to achieve the results and performance measures expected of this Office each year.

There are plans in the pipeline for the  legal divisions to be headed by Deputy Attorney Generals. 

Lemalu Hermann P. Retzlaff

Attorney General

Contact Us:

Phone:       (+685) 20295/ 20296
Email:        attorney.general@ag.gov.ws
Fax:            (+685) 22118

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