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My legal career began officially when I started studying law externally and working as an articled clerk for my father in his small firm in the Lockyer Valley. When dad received was appointed as a Magistrate and sold the firm in 2004, I decided to make the move into criminal law and I obtained a position with the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).
In 2008 I took leave from the ODPP to work as Associate to Her Honour Judge Richards DCJ. After completing my Associateship and becoming admitted as a legal practitioner, I returned to the ODPP and began practising as a legal officer. I remained employed within the ODPP until early 2016.
Most recently I have been working as the Principal Lawyer and Legal Services Coordinator within TASC. In this position I managed various legal programs relating to criminal law, civil law and family law; and it was through this role in particular, that I developed a keen interest in the legal issues associated separation and domestic violence.
On a personal note: My family are originally from the Darling Downs and my grandmother, uncle and his wife are still on the farm in Biddeston. I love Toowoomba and I completed my high school years at St Ursula’s College. I have now settled in the Lockyer Valley and travel here to work every day. My husband is a farmer and we have two young children, aged 3 and 5. My daughter has just started prep locally and we make the journey together from Laidley together most days. It goes without saying that I am thus an expert at “I spy…”
When I do get free time, I love to spend it playing with the kids, socialising with friends, reading, and listening to (mostly self-help) podcasts. I am also enjoying renovating our little old cottage – which we have recently discovered was Laidley’s original ambulance station, back in the early 1900s.