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We provide free legal advice for women in Western Australia.

Our Staff

Dr Jennie Gray (Chief Executive Officer) 

Dr Jennie Gray has been the Chief Executive Officer since 2021. Jennie’s professional career in the community sector has spanned practice, management, research and policy roles, in a variety of settings. This includes many years designing and delivering services in regional and remote Western Australia and being employed as the Deputy CEO, at the WA Council of Social Service.

Jennie’s commitment to working alongside others to ensure a more just, fair and sustainable society has been unwavering across these roles. She shares WLSWA’s passion for women’s education and empowerment within the legal system and beyond. Jennie understands the devastating impact of poverty on women, and that redressing gender inequality is at the heart of making things better for women.

Stephanie Monck (Principal Legal Officer) 

Stephanie Monck commenced as the WLSWAs Principal Legal Officer in May 2021. She is a Kungarakan/Warramungu woman and a recognised Traditional Owner of the Finniss River and Little Wagait Land Trust in the Northern Territory. She has many relevant experiences and knowledges, including in government and non-government agencies, tertiary institutions and across different areas of law. In addition to overseeing the legal practice at WLSWA, Stephanie is committed to ensuring that the legal assistance we provide is accessible to Aboriginal women and that they experience our service as culturally secure.

Service team 

WLSWA has a diverse and dedicated team, delivering integrated socio-legal assistance to women around Western Australia. Staff have expertise across a range of different legal areas and are committed to providing the best service possible. At WLSWA, we match the knowledge and skills of each team member with the legal needs of each client. Further to this, employees have established partnerships with a range of other services, which means we can optimise support to the women we work with.

Our staff is comprised of a team of lawyers, paralegal and client support, a financial counsellor, customer service officer’s, project staff, social work and law students, and volunteers.



The latest news & insights

The 32nd Annual Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March

29 November 2022 News

Today the WLSWA team joined the 32nd Annual Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March and Rally, the longest running FDV march in Australia. We were proud to partner with Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing to organise this event. Powerful speeches from Dr Ann O’Neill and Alison Gibson were courageous reminders of the lived realities of women and children who are killed by …

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Tania Cecconi Chair of WLSWA Board

21 November 2022 News

Women’s Legal Service is excited to announce the appointment of Tania Cecconi as Chair of the WSLWA Board. Tania brings a wealth of experience, insights and ideas to this role. She has worked across the public and not for profit sectors, specialising in education, training and employment. She is motivated by improving the workforce participation of vulnerable groups in society, …

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