Department for Private Law and Administration of Justice
The Department for Private Law and Administration of Justice is responsible for law drafting in the fields of private law, insolvency law, and judicial procedure in civil and petitionary matters.
The Department is responsible for the performance guidance of the courts, the National Administrative Office for Enforcement, the public legal aid and guardianship districts, the Office of the Bankruptcy Ombudsman, and the Consumer Disputes Board. In addition, the Department is entrusted with certain duties of international judicial assistance. The Department deals with matters related to judicial appointments and the Names Board, among other things.
The Department for Private Law and Administration of Justice consists of five units: International Judicial Assistance, Legal Protection Services, Civil Law, Court Affairs, and Private Law and Insolvency.
The Department is headed by Director General Antti Leinonen.
International Judicial Assistance
Head of Unit Merja Norros
Legal Protection Services
Head of Unit Merja Muilu
Head of Unit Katri Kummoinen
Head of Unit Anne Hallavainio
Private Law and Insolvency
Head of Unit Pekka Pulkkinen