Bailiffs prove useful in society hinh anh 1Bailiff office in Tan Binh district, Ho Chi Minh CIty (Source: thuaphatlaithuduc)
A conference to review the activities of bailiffs during the past two years has concluded that they were positive.

The meeting, held in the capital city yesterday, was organised by the Ministry of Justice and the Steering Committee which revolved around a pilot project on bailiffs in accordance with a National Assembly Resolution issued on November 23, 2012.

Participants said that the positive results included establishing 53 bailiff offices in 13 localities nation-wide. HCM City has 11 offices.

They agreed that all offices had gradually secured a foothold in society as well as in legal aid activities.

At present there are 643 people working in the 53 offices nationwide, of which 134 are enforcement agents; 295 professional secretaries and 214 staff.

By July 31, bailiff offices had sent out more than 819,000 notices of enforcement and verified 781 cases for enforcement of court decisions while directly executing 322 cases involving more than 119 billion VND (5.45 million USD).

Bailiff services faced many challenges, particularly coordination with ministries, sectors and localities and in raising people's awareness about the role of bailiffs in society.-VNA