District Court User Manual Workshop

Officers of the District Courts in Port Moresby and Central Province have attended a workshop on how to use the District Court Clerk’s Procedure Manual.

A total of fourteen clerks from District Courts in Port Moresby and Central attended and participated in the interactive sessions, discussing the basics of the District Court Clerk’s Procedure Manual and its importance in efficient management of court cases.

The workshop covers various topics on code of ethics, purpose of file management, managing a case (pre-hearing and post-hearing), records management (archiving, destruction and retention), court circuits (circuit requests and circuit reports), annual reports and monthly court returns and statistics.

The program was funded by the Pacific Justice Sector Programme (PJSP) under the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (NZMFAT) and facilitated by the Papua New Guinea Centre for Judicial Excellence (PNGCJE) in partnership with the Magisterial Services. The program was held at the PNGCJE Training Room at the Waigani National and Supreme Court Complex, which started on June 28 and will end on July 1, 2022.

The program was designed and delivered by PNGCJE Program Officer Ms. Emmah John and facilitated by Data Entry Officers Mr. Paul Sarevela and Robert Gahare, HR – Judicial Officers Ms. Elling Namean, and HR – Non-Judicial Officers Mr. Jason Kara.

The participants were grateful to the Chief Justice and PNGCJE Chairman Sir Gibuma Gibbs Salika, as well as PJSP, for the opportunity given to them to take part in the workshop as it provided a platform for them to enhance their capacity and improve their work.

With the aim of promoting access to justice, the PNGCJE continues to deliver high standard judicial education and training for judges, magistrates, court staff and officers of the law and justice sector while improving their capacity and competence in every area of their work in administering justice for the people. The commitment of the PNG Judiciary towards the development of PNGCJE as a world class training centre has contributed to the development of a competent workforce administering timely justice for the people.

Participants engaging in discussions during the workshop
Officers of the Magisterial Services who participated in the District Court Clerk’s User Manual Workshop.

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