Fiji’s judiciary welcomed in another addition to its rank following the swearing in of two resident magistrates this morning at the State House.
Resident Magistrate Timoci Qalinauci and Resident Magistrate Lisiate Fotofili were officially sworn in by the President, Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote.
Qalinauci holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, and a Bachelor of Law, together from the University of the South Pacific.
He was admitted into the bar in 2008 as a Barrister & Solicitor for the High Court of Fiji and was the Senior Legal Officer for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions since 2013.
Alongside him, was Fotofili who graduated with a Post Graduate Certificate in Corruption Studies from the University of Hong Kong, Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, and a Bachelor of Law both from The University of the South Pacific.
He has worked as a prosecutor for 12 years with appointed posts as legal officer to Manager for the Serious Crimes Division/ODPP Suva in 2015.
Chief Justice, Anthony Gates and Chief Registrar Yohan Liyanage were also present at the swearing in ceremony.