Melita has practised almost exclusively in Family Law since she was admitted to practice over 10 years ago. She has also worked in criminal law and as a Legal Aid duty lawyer. Melita is authorised to engage in practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, the High Court of Australia and is also admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. Melita holds a current principal's practising certificate. She is a member of the Queensland Law Society (QLS); Family Law Practitioners Association (FLPA); and previously volunteered at the Women's Legal Service.