Former Cairns councillor to focus on her law career
KIRSTEN Lesina brushed aside plans to become a lawyer in favour of representing the people of Cairns five years ago but later this month the city's youngest ever councillor will finally fulfil her legal dreams.
The 26-year-old will be admitted as a solicitor on January 31, 10 months after she was beaten for the seat of Cairns at the state election by the LNP's Gavin King.
Ms Lesina, who represented Division 4 on the Cairns Regional Council for a term until her tilt at state politics, starts a new job at Bottoms English Lawyers next week and said she couldn't wait for the next phase in a life that has already been jam-packed with achievements.
"I studied for four years to be a solicitor and put it on hold while I was in council and it is good to finally be admitted so I can practise," she said.
"I was honoured to be elected on to the council at a young age and to serve the people of Cairnsbut I am now looking forward to getting on to what I studied."
Ms Lesina said she may enter the political arena again at some stage but would concentrate on her legal work for now.
She was elected to council in 2008 as a 21-year-old, before graduating with a law degree from James Cook University.
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New direction: Former councillor and state election candidate Kirsten Lesina is to start work as a lawyer. Picture: TOM LEE