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Fa Confirmed To Practise Law Here After Studies Abroad

  A breeze of congratulatory remarks accompanied Fifita Holeva Fa at the High Court in Suva yesterday after she was formally admitted to the Bar. The 26-year-old was filled with
21 Jun 2018 10:00
Fa Confirmed To Practise Law Here After Studies Abroad
Lawyer Isireli Fa with family and friends celebrate his daughter, (front) Fifita Holeva Fa’s Admission to the Bar by Chief Justice Anthony Gates in Suva on June 20, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

 

A breeze of congratulatory remarks accompanied Fifita Holeva Fa at the High Court in Suva yesterday after she was formally admitted to the Bar.

The 26-year-old was filled with excitement and a sheer sense of accomplishment as she was inducted by her father for the admission ceremony.

Ms Fa completed her six years of studies at the University of New South Wales.

She undertook a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Politics and did an additional ‘Juris Doctor’ as part of her ongoing professional qualification.

Being away from her family indeed had its repercussions on the aspiring young woman.

“My biggest obstacle was staying away from my family,” she said.

However, defeating all the odds, she managed to continue with her studies abroad.

The trio of legal practitioners in her family lineage inspired her to pursue a career in it.

“My dad helped me a lot as far as my professional career is concerned,” she said.

Mr Fa said his daughter was a person who loved life and was inquisitive about everything around her.

“I would say she found her own inspiration”, he added.

“Being adaptable and welcoming change in her life was the mindset that she always seemed to have.”

In addition, Mr Fa also stated that the Law studies in Sydney turned out to be quite demanding for her, but he was always there to support her.

Ms Fa said her mother and her father were her major sources of inspiration.

Chief Justice Anthony Gates, who officiated the admission ceremony also emphasised on the need for practitioners to return to the country after the completion of their studies.

“You have a reputation to maintain because your father and your uncle are legal practitioners,” he said.

Ms Fa plans to ‘continue indefinitely in Fiji’, in contributing more towards the legal profession and in reaching out to communities as well.

Her advice to the young minds of today: “Continue working hard and success will eventually follow.” Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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