Community Lawyer of the Year

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Lehana De Silva

Solicitor, Aboriginal Support

Tenants’ Union of New South Wales

Lehana is a solicitor at the Tenants’ Union of NSW. She acts for individual tenants in public interest litigation, and provides advice, assistance and training to the state’s four Aboriginal Tenancy Advice and Advocacy Services. Lehana also advises solicitors and other caseworkers in community legal centres and organisations throughout NSW in the specialist areas of housing and residential tenancy law. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic she has produced up-to-date legal information and resources for impacted renters across NSW. Before joining the Tenants’ Union, Lehana worked for Supply Nation certified law firm, Chalk & Behrendt, and the Cancer Council Pro Bono Program.

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