The MOJ in Banjul is headed by the AG and Minister of Justice and
deputized by the Solicitor General, Deputy
Permanent Secretary and the Legal Secretary. The Ministry currently has six Departments, each
headed by a Director, and these are: Civil
Litigation, Curator of Interstate Estate Legislative Drafting,
Criminal Division, Registrar General Companies in Gambia.
It is also within these premises that couples can carry out the
registration and conduct Civil marriages in Banjul. The unit
also issues Bachelor's and Spinster's Certificates.
The departments line agencies are the Gambia Law Reform
Commission, the National Council for Law Reporting, the Alternative
Disputes Resolution Secretariat and the Legal Aid Secretariat.
The departments / units are the Criminal Division, Civil
Litigation and International Law Division, Legislative Drafting,
Registrar General, Companies and the Curator of Interstate Estate.
In the future the Ministry of Justice has a policy to deliver legal
services directly to the rural population. This would involve the
building of offices and housing for officials, the provision of office
supplies and equipment as well as the assigning of lawyers to the
various Regions of The Gambia.
The Registrar of Trademarks and Patents is Mrs. Jainaba