Bar Roll – 30 April 2015
Admitted – 7 December 2007
Phone – (03) 9225 7333
Email – email@example.com
Chambers – Room 2.1, Stawell Chambers, 493-495 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000
Jordana is experiened in appearing in the specialist jurisdiction of the Children’s Court, in both the criminal and child protection divisions. She appeaers in appeals from decisions of the Children’s Court, and accepts briefs to appear in VCAT on reviews of case plan decisions.
Jordana also accepts briefs in administrative and quasi-criminal proceedings including post-sentence applications, disciplinary proceedings, royal commissions, coronial inquests and matters heard by the Mental Health Tribunal.
She is also experienced in advising on and appearing in matters before the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal, or on appeals to VCAT.
Jordana has a particular interest in matters at the intersection of law and psychology where an understanding of mental or cognitive disorders and the mechanics of forensic risk assessment are critical.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Jordana practised as a criminal defence advocate with the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, and as a solicitor with the community legal centre Youthlaw. Jordana completed her practical legal training at the top-tier firm Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) in Sydney, working in Competition and Consumer Protection.
Jordana holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales, and a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne.