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42 new barristers and solicitors admitted to the bar

February 1, 2019 4:40 pm

Years of hard work, struggle and dedication paid off for 42 new barristers and solicitors who got admitted to the bar in Suva today.

Newly sworn-in barrister and solicitor, Radakaiwale Seruisavou thought cutting copra and weaving mat on her island home in Lau was an ideal work until her father realized she had so much potential and encouraged her to study law.

She says the biggest challenge was adapting to the fast and changing lifestyle in Suva during her first year in law school.

“Coming fresh from the village I had to adapt to the expectations of becoming a law student. Assignments and back to typing on the computer and all which was very new to me.”

Meanwhile, Chief Justice Anthony Gates urged the new barristers and solicitors to choose a workplace where they can learn more about their profession.

The Chief Justice says they need to appreciate the needs of all Fijians while serving them and also encouraged them to carry on with the hard work.