General Functions.

- The roles and responsibilities of MJCA include: -


  • Providing sound policy advice to government through the Minister. The Ministry facilitates input from the public to the justice system in the development of justice-related legislation, and communicates to the public, on behalf of the Government, the intent and implementation requirements of new legislations;
  • Providing judicial support through the administration, case management, technology, human resource support, and funding for judicial training and development. The Ministry looks at improving court processes and service design through joint Ministry-judicial efforts;
  • Leading the Law and Justice Sector through the Law and Justice Sector Secretariat by providing advice, coordinating and leading sector projects and activities, managing planning and budgeting process, at the same time report on sector’s outcomes;
  • Providing registry services, claims administration, research services, hearings management, negotiates for the settlement of historical claims and land in settlements;
  • Provision of quality censoring services including awareness and enforcement responsibilities;
  • Providing quality information and reporting for Courts sentencing and management of community based sentences;
  • Facilitating mediation for matters of maintenance, custody and affiliation, including any related prosecution and monitoring in the interest of child and family safety, court annexed on civil and criminal matters, plus facilitation of mediation for land and title disputes;
  • Management and processing of cases for Lands and Titles Court and Registration of Matai titles;
  • Resolving court-imposed monetary penalties and infringement fines, and collection of fines ; and
  • Support and corporate functions to include human resource management, information and communications technology, digitisation services, court security, project management, finance management , planning and reporting, and facilities and office management.

About MJCA

Ministry of Justice, Courts and Administration

Mulinuu, Samoa

P.O. Box 49


Upolu Numbers:

  • phone : (685) 22671 - 74
  • Fax : (685) 21050

Savaii Numbers:

  • Phone : (685) 53514
  • Fax : (685) 53513
Please address all correspondences to the Chief Executive Officer / Registrar of the Courts.

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