Loddon Campaspe and Goulburn Valley community legal centres employ talented and committed staff who work together to deliver justice in Central Victoria and the Goulburn Valley. (Goulburn Valley CLC is a division of Loddon Campaspe CLC.)
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Anna Dorevitch – Senior Lawyer
Before joining us Anna spent 13 months working as a volunteer in Thailand as a Legal Program Advisor with the Jesuit Refugee Services and Asylum Access Thailand. Prior to that Anna was a solicitor at Seniors Law at Justice Connect, Associate to Justice North at the Federal Court of Australia and a Lawyer at PilchConnect (on secondment from Minter Ellison).
Christie George – Senior Child Protection Lawyer
Christie came to us from the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency in Darwin. Prior to that she worked for the North Australian Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service, also in Darwin. Her role addresses the unmet legal needs of vulnerable families and their children.
Lindy Harland – Health-Justice Partnership Lawyer
Lindy grew up in Bendigo and came to us from Aged and Disability Advocacy in Townsville. Prior to that she was employed as a solicitor with the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency for 6 years.
Elaine Harrington – Legal Administration Worker
Elaine is well known to many in Bendigo as a former City Councillor. She brings a wealth of experience and local knowledge to the role.
Carolyn Huthnance Staszkiewicz – Paralegal Receptionist
Carolyn staffs our busy reception area. She is responsible for taking and managing appointments across all our advice services and providing administrative support to our lawyers and other staff.
Annika Kearton – Community Development Worker, Tipping the Scales Project
Annika is a project manager with a background in training, research, project design, monitoring and evaluation, policy analysis and international development. She has worked with NGOs and community organisations around human rights and advocacy. She has developed rights-based training models, run training workshops, prepared stakeholder analysis and needs assessments, and worked on capacity development with marginalised communities.
Nickie King – Senior Child Protection Lawyer
Nickie provides legal services to address the unmet legal needs of vulnerable families and their children.
Isabelle Manning – Paralegal/Administrator
Isabelle was admitted as a legal practitioner in 2012 and worked in a legal firm for a year before working on livelihood projects for the International Organization for Migration. Isabelle was stationed in Iraq where she worked with internally displaced populations and refugees. She works across a number of our projects, including Talking Justice 2015 and our legal needs analysis.
Clare Sauro – Legal Practice Manager
Clare manages the Loddon Campaspe and Goulburn Valley legal practices. Clare has previously worked with Slater & Gordon and the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency.
Nicole Smith – Generalist Lawyer
Nicole first joined us as a volunteer law student from La Trobe in 2011. Since coming on board as a staff member she has worked as our Talking Justice Program Director as well as working as part of our family violence duty lawyer team and providing specialist consumer law advice to clients.
Dr Rob Southgate – Generalist Lawyer, Tipping the Scales Project
Rob is our family violence specialist. Prior to this role he worked as a researcher on our family violence project, Why didn’t you ask?, and with our Health Justice Partnership. Rob came to the law after attaining a Doctorate in Molecular biology. He first started working with our service as a law student/volunteer.
Dianne Tran – Project, Education and Community Development Worker
Dianne has spent 10 years in the public sector working in social policy and project management, including work for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, the Victorian Multicultural Commission and the Department of Premier and Cabinet. She is currently completing her Juris Doctor at Monash University.