Juliana Lafaiali’i
Position:
Assistant Senior Crown Counsel
Phone:
(+676) 24-055/24-007
Fax:
(+676) 24-005
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Qualifications

Masters of Laws (LLM) , Victoria University of Wellingtong, New Zealand (2017)
Professional Diploma in Legal Drafting, University of the South Pacific, Fiji (2012)
Commissioner for Oaths (2012)
Admitted as Law Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Tonga (2009)
Professional Diploma in Legal Practice , University of the South Pacific, Fiji (2009)
LLB, University of the South Pacific, Vanuatu  (2008)

Background

Ms. Juliana Lafaialii joined the Crown Law Department in 2009 after having graduated with an LLB from the University of the South Pacific in 2008. While undergoing her PDLP programme she carried out her practical placement in the Crown Law Department in 2009.Upon joining the office she was appointed as an Assistant Crown Counsel, a position which she presently holds. Ms. Lafaialii was admitted as a Law Practitioner to the Supreme Court of Tonga in 2009.

Ms.Lafaialii is the Secretary for Tonga Law Society and is a member of the Women in Law Association

Experience

Ms.Lafaialii has appeared as Guardian Ad Litem in a number of family law cases. Her work involves presenting the interests of the child in adoption cases, as well as assisting the Court in family law cases involving children. Her work also involves legal research, legal drafting, preparing briefs and indictments for criminal matters. She is the head of the Social Sector of the office.  Ms. Lafaialii appears for both criminal and civil matters for the Crown.

Areas of Practice

Family Law, Criminal Law, Public Law and Land Law.