The National- Thursday, February 10, 2011
By ANCILLA WRAKUALE
THE Department of Justice and Attorney-General reached a milestone yesterday with the launch of a first ever monthly newsletter for the department
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Sir Arnold Amet, who officiated at the launch, emphasised on the importance to raise and develop the level of intellectual thinking among professionals.
“Our level of intellectual professional thinking is not as excellent as it should be,” Sir Arnold said.
He also challenged lawyers and other members of the department to practice critical and professional thinking in their duties.
He added that it would be great if lawyers could create a column in the newsletter where they could translate their thinking into writing on current issues in order to draw critical discussions and to reach conclusions.
The distribution of the newsletter will include the department’s offices in other centres around the country as well as the national library and at schools, government departments and embassies.
The aim of the newsletter was to raise awareness to help people to better understand the role of the department.
The department’s media manager with Cletus Ngaftkin explained that because of the complex structure of the department and given its significant role and responsibility in delivering law and justice services to the government and the people, they were looking at ways to raise awareness and the establishment of the newsletter was one of the awareness strategies.
He added that other awareness programmes in place included the fraud advertisement on EMTV and a new fraud notice that would be out in the print media and would be sponsored by Bank of South Pacific.
The 16-page coloured newsletter will have a circulation of 1,000 copies per issue.