SUVA lawyer Aseri Vakaloloma appeared for Semisi Lasike because lawyer Rajendra Chaudhry was disqualified from practising for five years.
Mr Vakaloloma who is also representing Apete Vereti had stepped in to represent Mr Lasike.
"I am not representing Lasike on behalf of Mr Chaudhry but I am representing both of them," said Mr Vakaloloma.
Mr Lasike appeared at the High Court in Suva yesterday together with businesswoman Mere Samisoni, Mr Vereti and Mataiasi Ragigia on a charge of urging political violence.
The four who appeared before Justice Prabaharan Kumararatnam were told that a trial date would be fixed in the next appearance.
State lawyer Ilisapeci Whippy was not in court and had another State lawyer appear on her behalf.
Justice Kumararatnam ordered an adjournment of the matter to February 6 next year for mention.
The court also heard that this would be the last mention date for both parties to make their submissions before the trial date was decided.