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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.

Carrie Hannington

Carrie Hannington

Senior Executive Officer

Carrie first joined Djinda Service in early 2016. Soon after Carrie accepted the role of Managing Solicitor (now titled Senior Executive Officer). Carrie possesses experience in both the community and private legal sectors, as well as in government, public policy, union groups and the public health sector. Throughout her career, Carrie has consistently been involved in working with legal practices, public services and various community based organisations. Carrie has long been dedicated to human rights, social justice and organisations that promote the same.

Carrie is passionate about ensuring access to justice for women, addressing gender inequality and empowering women to exercise their legal rights by way of informed choices within a safe and culturally secure environment.

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

Customer 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

Customer Services Assistant – Women’s Legal Service WA

The latest news & insights

Women’s Legal Service WA to speak at CEDA Event

18 November 2019 News

Board Chair, Zoe Henham will speak at the next CEDA event being held on the 29th November 2019.  Speakers Hon. Peter Quinlan, Hon. John Quigley and industry leaders will discuss the need for a holistic, systematic approach to justice in Western Australia. Register Now to hear about this important topic.

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Women’s Legal Service WA Inc presents our 2018/19 Annual Report

15 November 2019 News

On Thursday 14th November 2019, we held our Annual General Meeting.  The AGM celebrated our achievements, welcomed new members and proudly presented our new look Annual Report for the 2018/19 financial year. You can read our report here Annual Report 2018-19.

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