About

Legal Profession ,
Government (Public Sector)

Funafuti
Tuvalu

Summary

I am a lawyer by profession and is currently the People’s Lawyer for Tuvalu. I holds a Master of Law in Government and Regulation from the Australia National University, Professional Diploma in Legal Drafting (PDLD), Professional Diploma in Legal Practice (PDLP) and BA/LLB degree from University of the South Pacific .

I have been practiced as a lawyer in Tuvalu for more than 10 years. For 6 years, I worked as a government lawyer in the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) of Tuvalu and then as the People’s Lawyer in the Office of the People’s Lawyer (OPL).

In the OAG, I worked as a government litigator, prosecutor, legal drafter and represented the Government in national and international conferences.

As the People’s Lawyer I became both the public solicitor and defender and also managed the OPL. I involved in alternative dispute resolution settlements and work directly with the people. I also conducted public education and awareness for the people and capacity building for OPL staff.

Qualifications and credentials
Master of Law in Government and Regulation, 2016, Completed, Australia National University (ANU)
Certificate on Essential of Anti-Corruption and Human Development, 2011, Completed, UNDP Virtual School
Professional Diploma in Legal Drafting, 2011, Completed, University of the South Pacific (USP)
Professional Diploma in Legal Practice, 2008, Completed, University of the South Pacific (USP)
BA/LLB, 2002-2006, Completed, University of the South Pacific (USP)
Human Rights Training, 2015, Completed, SPC- Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT)
Counselling Training, 2017, Completed, Fiji Women Crisis Center and Tuvalu Gender Department
Advocacy and Litigation Skills Training, 2010, Completed, University of the South Pacific and Pacific Islands Legal Officers Network (PILON)
Policy Development Training, 2016, Completed, Office of the Attorney-General
Legal Profession, Member of the Legal Practitioners Committee Member, 2016-2017
South Pacific Lawyer Association, Member, 2007
English, Excellent, Excellent, Excellent, Excellent
Tuvaluan, Excellent, Excellent, Excellent, Excellent
Work experience
Gender mainstreaming
Community development specialist
Community trainer specialist
Capacity building specialist
Legal Drafter and Advocate
Government of Tuvalu- Office of the People's Lawyer, People's Lawyer, Funafuti, TUVALU, As the People's Lawyer I have the mandate to provide legal assistance to the people of Tuvalu on all areas of law. This practice varied from criminal,
Government of Tuvalu- Office of the Attorney-General, Crown Counsel, Funafuti, TUVALU
Enactment of the Energy Efficiency Regulation, Government of Tuvalu, PALS Legal Consultant, Funafuti, Tuvalu, Energy Efficiency Bill 2015 Energy Efficiency Regulation
Publications
Energy Efficiency Act, Government of Tuvalu, https://tuvalu-legislation.tv/cms/images/LEGISLATION/PRINCIPAL/2016/2016-0003/EnergyEfficiencyAct_1.pdf