Cut backlog of cases: CJ

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By ZEDAIAH KANAU
CHIEF Justice Sir Gibbs Salika has urged members of the legal fraternity to come up with new strategies to minimise the number of pending cases before the National and Supreme Courts.
Sir Gibbs spoke during the opening of the legal year at the Don Bosco Technical Institute in Port Moresby yesterday.
Starting with the theme “Set your house in order”, Sir Gibbs said out of all the courts in the country, Waigani had the highest number of pending cases before the courts.
“I urge all the lawyers, judges and those involved in the system, our registry officers, to ensure that these cases are dealt with speedily and in a timely manner and disposed of in a timely manner,” he said.
“We need to find ways and means and new strategies to attack this huge list.
“So I’m asking all the judges, lawyers and registry officers, come up with any strategy that will enable us to keep our list down.”
Sir Gibbs said in order to have the pending cases dealt with quickly, members of the legal fraternity and interested parties needed to conjure up bright ideas.

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  • I was talking to one senior lawyer about cases taking too long to conclude and he suggested that all judges should be assisted by judgment writers. The CJ and his team might like to consider looking into this option.
    One of my cases has taken more than seventeen (17) years to complete. Definitely not good enough.

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