WELCOME tO tHE CIVIL LITIGATION aND OPINIONS DIVISION

"Sefo Jr. Ainuu"

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL

WHAT WE DO

* Provide legal advice on legislation administered by Ministries and Corporations

* Represent government bodies in civil claims before the Supreme, District and Appeal Courts as well as Tribunals to ensure all parts of Government act in accordance with the law

* Participate in committees and working parties to ensure all legal requirements are satisfied

OUR OBJECTIVES

1. To provide professional legal opinions and advice in a timely and efficient manner to government ministries and agencies.

  • Provide written and verbal legal advice pursuant to instructions from government ministries or agencies or whenever it is appropriate to provide advice. Represent government in national and international meetings.

2. To supervise and conduct civil proceedings involving government and provide legal support to or representation for government in other formal enquirers.

  • Ensure high quality representation for government in all relevant civil and tribunal proceedings.

  • Provide professional assistance to government ministries and agencies.

COURT DECISIONS

To read the most up to date decisions for civil proceedings where the Office of the Attorney General has acted on behalf of the Government Ministries and Corporations, Please click on the link below:

OUR TEAM

SEFO J AINUU

Assistant Attorney General

TAFAILAGI PENIAMINA

Associate Public Solicitor

DAVID JUNIOR FONG

Principal State Solicitor

JOHN SAMSON PICKERING

Principal State Solicitor

FAITHFUL THEODORA SOFE

Senior State Solicitor

VIOLINA TAILUA LEILUA

State Solicitor

CHRISTINA TE'O

State solicitor

Our Postal Address:

Office of the Attorney General
P.O. BOX 27
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 divisions  (Legislative Drafting, Civil Litigation and Opinions, Commercial and International Law, Criminal Prosecutions, and 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 General.

Contact Us:

Phone:       (+685) 20295/ 20296
Fax:            (+685) 22118

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