From Intern to Volunteer...
Hannah knew her career was in law from a young age. Driven by a strong desire to make a positive impact in the community, Hannah has dedicated her education to pursue her goal to become a barrister. ‘I’ve always come from a place where I’ve wanted to help people and to achieve the best for others, and I think the law is the best way to do that.’
After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Legal Studies, Hannah was accepted into the distinguished Juris Doctor program at The University of Melbourne and is now in her second year of the program.
In January 2019, Hannah joined Fitzroy Legal Service as a Public Interest Legal Intern before being invited to continue working as a Paralegal Volunteer with our Family Law and Family Violence team. When asked to reflect on her time in this role, Hannah pushed about the value that volunteering at FLS has brought to her current studies and experience in the legal industry. ‘I’ve learned so much during my time here; the opportunities and experiences I’ve had working alongside the legal team here have exposed me to a practical education which has been invaluable to my studies at university. I feel really lucky to be here and witnessing the positive outcome of a case for a client has by far been the highlight of my time here.’
‘I think services like Fitzroy Legal Service are essential to the community. Where marginalised members may not have access to legal services, it’s important for services like FLS to be there to bridge that gap and support those who otherwise might not be treated fairly.’
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