Bar Roll – 21 Oct 2021
Admitted –13 Jun 2006
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Rebecca accepts briefs in Children’s Court matters, Family Law, Crime, as well as Administrative and Migration Law.
Rebecca accepts briefs in metro Melbourne as well as regional Victorian Courts and is a very experienced advocate who has been appearing in Court and leading the conduct of matters for many years.
Prior to coming to the Bar Rebecca worked with the Child Protection Litigation Office (CPLO) and then with Seoud Solicitors representing the Department of Families Fairness and Housing in family division matters in the Children’s Court. Rebecca was regularly in court for mentions, emergency care applications, conciliation conferences and directions hearings. She also prepared briefs for interim and final contest and provided regular duty legal advice to DHHS practitioners in-house.
Prior to working in child protection, Rebecca focused on crime and practised as a Legal Officer in the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions Office in Adelaide. Earlier in her career Rebecca also worked as a Judge’s Associate to Judge Smith at the District Court of South Australia. She also spent time overseas where she interned with the United Nations Resident Co-ordinator’s Office in Beirut, Lebanon in 2009 and was able to complete her thesis for her Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations) from Flinders University on the rights of female domestic workers in Lebanon.
Outside of the law, Rebecca co-founded a charity, Hope for Nauru, in 2017 until 2023 and was Chairperson until 2020 and an active board member running the Advocacy Program. Over the last two decades, Rebecca has volunteered in various organisations advocating for refugees, including Amnesty International (Adelaide), Amnesty International Australia (Head Office, Sydney) and ASRC in their Refugee Legal Clinic.
Rebecca has presented for various continuing legal education seminars on the area of child protection and family law, is a member of the Victorian Bar Pro Bono Committee as well as a member of the Victorian Women Lawyers (and their Professional Mentoring Program 2023).
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