LEGAL practitioners in the country can apply for a practicing certificate.
A notice issued from the Chief Registrar's office says forms can be accessed online, or obtained from the Legal Practitioners Unit, and or the High Court Civil registries in Suva, Lautoka and Labasa.
Under the Legal Practitioner Decree 2009, every person admitted to practise as a practitioner should apply and obtain a practicing certificate every year.
That certificate, the Decree states, will certify whether the person is entitled to practise as a legal practitioner.
Dated January 7 and signed by acting Chief Registrar, Mohammed Saneem, the notice said applications opened on Friday until February 15, and to be lodged at the Legal Practitioners Unit at the Government Buildings.
The practicing certificate will be for the period March 1 this year to February 28, 2014.
Applications received by legal practitioners after February 28 may accrue a $100 late filing fee, the notice said.
The decree also states that a person shall not be employed in or engaged by any law firm as a consultant providing legal advice for a total of more than two weeks in a year, unless that person is the holder of a practicing certificate.
In accordance with the decree, the Chief Justice has the power to admit to practice as a practitioner any person duly qualified in accordance with the provisions of this decree.
The Chief Justice can also refuse to admit any person as a practitioner even if the applicant may have the necessary qualifications.
But anyone is entitled to show cause why an application for admission should not be granted with the objection to be filed in the court and a copy delivered to the applicant.
Every person approved to practise will be enrolled in a book kept for the purpose in the office of the Registrar called the Roll of the Court.
No one will be allowed to practise as a legal practitioner in Fiji if his or her name is not in the roll.