Bar Roll – 30 April 2015
Admitted – 7 December 2007
Phone – (03) 9225 7333
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Chambers – Room 2.1, Stawell Chambers, 493-495 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000
Jordana Cohen primarily practices in criminal law, accepting briefs to appear and advise in summary, indictable and appellate matters.
Jordana also accepts briefs in administrative and quasi-criminal proceedings including disciplinary proceedings, royal commissions, coronial inquests, the Mental Health Tribunal and post-sentence applications under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 and the Serious Offenders Act 2018.
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.
Jordana also welcomes briefs to advise or appear in matters heard in the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Jordana practised as a criminal defence advocate with the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, appearing in a wide range of criminal matters and gaining particular experience with the operation of the Koori Courts across Victoria. Previously, Jordana practised as a generalist solicitor with the community legal centre Youthlaw and retains her passion for promoting just outcomes for young people within the legal system. Jordana completed her practical legal training at the top-tier firm Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) in Sydney, where she went on to practise within the Competition and Consumer Protection team, working on major commercial transactions and client compliance.
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.