New woman Magistrate

Elisapeti Makoni Lavakei’aho Langi was sworn in as a Senior Magistrate on March 29, becoming only the second woman in this position in Tonga.

She was appointed by the King, after receiving advice from a Judicial Appointments and Discipline Panel and sworn in today before Lord Chancellor Harry Waalkens (via Skype).

Elisapeti joins as the eighth Magistrate and will preside over hearings at the Magistrate’s Court.

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