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Nov 28

Mata Keli Tuatagaloa

Photo Credit: Samoa Observer

Photo Credit: Samoa Observer

QUICK FACTS:

NAME: Mata Keli Tuatagaloa

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BIRTH DATE:

PLACE OF BIRTH: Samoa

EDUCATION: Waikato University: Bachelor of Arts degree; University of New South Wales: Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB). She again pursued her professional legal studies at the Australia National University of Canberra.

 

KNOWN FOR: District Court Judge in Samoa

VILLAGES IN SAMOA: Poutasi, Falealili, Vaiala, Safune.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2011 – Sworn in by Chief Justice Patu Falefatu Sapolu to the District Court of Samoa
  • 2011 – Tuatagaloa became the first woman Judge serving in Samoa
  • 2007 – Partner at Richards Law Firm
  • President of the Samoa Law Society
  • 2007 – Vice President of the Samoa Law Society
  • 2000 – Partner at Brunt Keli Law Firm
  • Chief Executive Officer of Samoa Administration Courts
  • Chief Executive Officer of Samoa Administration: Ministry of Justice
  • Vice President of the Samoa Netball Association
  • Law Clerk at the Office of the Attorney General in Samoa

 

 

 

 

 

 

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