Lute Fakatou Aonima
Position:
Assistant Crown Counsel
Phone:
(+676) 24-055/24-007 Ext: 105
Fax:
(+676) 24-005
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Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – University of the South Pacific (Emalus Campus, Vanuatu) 2014
Professional Diploma in Legal Practice (PDLP) – University of the South Pacific (Statham Campus, Fiji) 2014
Admitted as Law Practitioner – Supreme Court (Tonga) 2015

Background

Mrs Aonima graduated with an LLB from the University of the South Pacific in 2014. While undergoing her PDLP programme she carried out her practical placement in the Attorney General’s Office in 2014. Mrs Aonima joined the Attorney General’s Office in February 2015 and was appointed Assistant Crown Counsel, a post which she presently holds.

Experience

Mrs. Aonima's work involves legal research, preparing brief and indictments for criminal matters, providing legal opinions, and also interviewing applicants for adoption and guardianship application and writing Guardian Ad Litem  reports for the Supreme Court. She has appeared for a number of criminal cases for the Crown in both Magistrate’s Court and Supreme Court. She has also appeared for a number of family matters in the Supreme Court. She has a keen interest in Criminal Law.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Law, Family Law.