The reappointed Solicitor-General in Fiji, Christopher Pryde has rejected suggestions that lawyers should not work under the interim government because it is unlawful.
The New Zealand lawyer says Fiji needs people to help restore the rule of law and ensure there is a minimal disruption to services.
But a former president of the Fiji Law Society, Graham Leung says he doesn't accept the Solicitor General's argument.
"Obviously he accepts that's the way to go. Speaking for myself I don't think that aiding a military usurpation of constitutional authority is going to assist. The more support the regime gets from judges, lawyers and magistrates, the more likely it is to consider that there is nothing wrong with what it has attempted to do."
The former president of the Fiji Law Society, Graham Leung