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We provide free legal advice for women in Western Australia.

Our Team

All members of our team are qualified, professional and have specialised experienced in the areas of law that affect women the most.

Selena

Principal Legal Officer – Women’s Legal Service WA

Selena was first admitted to practice in Victoria in 1999 where she worked in private practice (family and criminal law), before joining the Victorian Bar in 2005. Selena went on to join Victoria Legal Aid’s Public Defenders Unit where she appeared regularly in the Magistrates, County and Supreme Courts.

In 2018 Selena relocated to Western Australia after living and working in Indonesia for 12 months, she held the position of Managing Lawyer with the Pilbara Community Legal Service prior to commencing with WLSWA as the Principal Legal Officer.

Selena is committed to social justice and women’s equality and advancement.

Tracey

Solicitor – Women’s Legal Service WA

Tracey was admitted in 2009 having first studied film and television before completing her law degree as a graduate. Tracey has always had a passion for social justice and has spent most of her legal career working in the community legal sector including Aboriginal Family Law Service, Gosnells CLC, SCALES and since 2016 Women’s Legal Service WA. For a time Tracey was the outreach solicitor for the NPY Lands (near the WA and NT borders) and regularly travelled to the central Gibson Desert region to provide legal advice and assistance to Aboriginal women in the communities.

Tracey enjoys working with a group of inspiring and positive women at WLSWA.

Tameka 

Senior Solicitor – Djinda Service

Tameka completed a combined Bachelor of Laws/Commerce at the University of Western Australia before being admitted in 2014. Tameka has always been passionate about working in the community legal sector and has previously worked with Peel CLS, Albany CLC and the Southern Aboriginal Corporation Family Violence Prevention Legal Service (Albany) before commencing with Women’s Legal Service WA as a Djinda Service solicitor in 2016.

Tameka likes her role with Djinda and feels fortunate to work with some wonderful colleagues and clients.

Jessica

Solicitor – Djinda Service

Jessica initially commenced at WLSWA as a volunteer back in 2010 (when it was the Women’s Law Centre of WA). Jessica was admitted in 2014 and has experience working in a variety of roles within the community legal sector, including Youth Legal Service, the specialist family violence unit at Northern Suburbs CLC and currently at Women’s Legal Service WA in Djinda Service.

Jessica is passionate about working with those experiencing vulnerability, especially victims of crime, and helping to empower them.

Molly

Client Services Officer – Djinda Service/Women’s Legal Service WA

Molly initially started as a volunteer in November 2016. Molly was just over halfway through her law degree and felt that she wanted to gain some practical experience. Molly approached WLSWA because she is very passionate about women’s issues, especially domestic violence. In July 2018, Molly was offered employment at WLSWA as a Client Service Officer.

Sophie

Client Services Officer – Women’s Legal Service WA

Sophie started volunteering with WLSWA in November 2018. Soon after the commencement of her volunteering, she was offered a part-time position as Customer Service Officer until August of 2019, where she began full-time employment at WLSWA.

Simultaneously to her work at WLSWA, Sophie is in the process of completing her double degree in Legal Studies (majoring in Criminal Behaviour) and Law.

Sophie is passionate about empowering women and ensuring fair and equal access to justice for all.

Meegan

Office Manager – Women’s Legal Service WA

Meegan is our dedicated Office Manager. Her positive, engaging, bright and bubbly personality forms the backbone of the WLSWA office space. Her growth-focussed, team-oriented attitude to her work makes her an approachable expert in Human Resources. Meegan has worked as an Executive Officer, Human Resources and Operations Manager at several reputable Perth agencies, including but not limited to; Protective Behaviours WA (PBWA), Health Consumers’ Council WA (HCC), and South Coastal Women’s Health Services (SCWHS). We are delighted to have acquired Meegan’s experience onto our team.

Meegan is passionate about creating an efficient and enjoyable work environment and organisational practices which, in turn, enable the effective delivery of the vital services provided by WLSWA, warranting equitable access to justice and legal advice for women in Perth’s metropolitan area.

The latest news & insights

Employment Opportunity – Finance and Operations Manager

3 September 2020 News

****EXTENDED CLOSING DATE – APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSE ON 2ND OCTOBER**** An exciting opportunity is available at Women’s Legal Service WA in this newly created role – Finance and Operations Manager. WLSWA is at a critical stage of a strategic sustainability journey. Our 2019-2023 strategic plan includes plans for growth of services to meet our clients’ needs and increasing client demand, …

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NEW – FDV Financial Counselling Services

27 August 2020 News

Women’s Legal Service WA are pleased to announce that we now offer a specialist family and domestic violence financial counselling service to all women in Western Australia who are experiencing financial disadvantage and/or hardship. We would like to acknowledge the Financial Counselling Foundation for enabling us to provide this valuable service. We welcome Merlene, an experienced Senior Financial Counsellor who …

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