New lawyer for National Prosecution Office

By Pai Mulitalo Ale ,

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NEW JOURNEY: Filimone Masei with his wife and in-laws at the Supreme Court yesterday.

NEW JOURNEY: Filimone Masei with his wife and in-laws at the Supreme Court yesterday.

A grateful Fijian lawyer shared his excitement yesterday after he was admitted to the Samoan bar before His Honour, Chief Justice Patu Tiava’asue Falefatu Sapolu.  

Chief Justice Patu congratulated Mr Masei on the beginning of his new journey and reminded him that the law profession is about intelligence and good character.

The Chief Justice also congratulated Mr Masei’s family for taking their time to witness this important day for him. 

Filimone Masei who attended Vanuatu Law School and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor in Law, is now residing in Samoa permanently with his Samoan wife, Terine Sefo Masei and their three children. 

“We are staying here permanently and I am excited to have new things ahead and face the challenges of being a lawyer,” said Mr Masei. 

Yesterday, Mr Masei said he thanked God for the day given to him now that he is able to join the Samoa Law Society and work for the National Prosecution Office. 

He is grateful to the Chief Justice and also the Acting Director of the National Prosecution Office, Muriel Lui, he said. 

“I’m very excited and I thank my family for their support, to my wife and our children as well as my parents in law and to my mother back in Fiji who is not here for my admission.” 

Masei who already had a Bachelor in Arts, graduated again with a Bachelor in Law two years ago. 

As for his future plans, Masei said he will have to see what God has in store for him. 

He has been with the National Prosecution Office for five months. 

Masei is the son of Lose Vati Masei and late Livinai Masei from Suva Fiji. He is the second child of three siblings and is the only lawyer of the family. 

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