‘Notable’ Mamu praised as he gets acting public solicitor’s job

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LESLIE Mamu has been appointed by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission as the acting public solicitor.
He replaces Jim Wala Tamate who was yesterday sworn in as a judge of the National Court and Supreme Court.
Commission chairman Davis Steven, the Justice Minister and Attorney-General, made the announcement yesterday.
Mamu has practised law for almost 10 years and handled civil and criminal matters in the National Court and Supreme Court.
He said he would execute his duties efficiently and diligently using his experience in the organisation.
“I thank the JLC for this appointment and I thank them for identifying what I can provide to the organisation, the leadership and also the confidence exhibited by the appointment,” he said. He had worked with former public solicitors and now judges Justice Fraser Pitpit and Justice Jim Wala Tamate.
Steven said Mamu was chosen because he had notable achievements.
“He has written books, and that demonstrates his ability as a lawyer and a leader. Not too many lawyers write books,” he said.
Steven said Mamu was also a lecturer at the University of PNG while holding a senior position in the Public Solicitor’s Office where he dealt with Supreme Court appeals.