Court absence explained

Re: Chief Justice expresses concern

Samoa’s accredited Mediators have legal accountancy and other careers. Mediation in the L.T.C. is fairly new and also important to alleviating work of the Court. 

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Everyone is given the opportunity to object. 

F.Y.I. on this morning my case was number 1 on the list...however other matters were called and I sought the assistance of my colleague to explain why I had to leave after 16 cases had been called before mine on the list. 

I went back at 2pm and apologised and explained the reason for my departure earlier. His Honour graciously accepted my explanation and we set a date of hearing for the criminal matter. What a pity the reporter never sought to ask me the reason as I would have been happy to explain. Manuia le aso!!

 

Maiava Visekota Peteru

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