The role of legal education in reconciliation- experiences, barriers and opportunities



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Date(s) - 08/11/2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Barriers and opportunities for young Indigenous students in entering the legal profession; Reconciliation and Reconciliation Action plans in legal practice – Why is this important and what role can we play?  

Loren Collyer is a proud Bandjin Woman who is passionate about advancing Aboriginal people through social justice and education.  After graduating with a Bachelor of laws  and qualifying as a solicitor in 2007, she worked for Binaal Billa Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service based in Forbes NSW, engaging in legal practice and education outreach work that covered nearly two thirds of NSW.  She was a solicitor for six years with Crown Solicitor’s Office NSW and is a member of the Board of Ngalaya for the NSW Aboriginal Lawyers’ Association.  After witnessing the powerful impact of education for Aboriginal people and seeing the need for educating non- aboriginal people about our history and culture, Loren returned to study and completed a Bachelor of Teaching.

She was privileged to work for The Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle as a Student Advancement Officer, where she was responsible for helping other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students navigate the world of University study.  Lorren currently works for the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Leadership at the University of Newcastle, where she is working on the development of the Universities’ new Reconciliation Action Plan as well as assisting with the delivery of the Cultural Capability Training to all University staff.

This event is organised by the Diversity and Equality SubCommittee of the Women Lawyers Association of NSW which champions the rights of and work to promote equality and opportunities for members who identify as:
a) Indigenous ;
b) culturally and linguistically diverse;
c) disabled;
d) LGBTQIA+

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