Where did you go to university and what did you study?
I completed a Bachelor of Laws Honours (First Class) with a minor in Australian Indigenous Studies at Murdoch University.
What is the most memorable work you have done so far? What clients have you worked with?
A memorable moment was working on an expedited trial in the Supreme Court. I had the opportunity to work closely with the Partner, Senior Associate and counsel on the matter. It was exciting to be a part of the strategy, drafting and running of the case. The matter provided me with invaluable experience and on the job learning.
What is JWS really like as a place to work?
The culture at JWS is supportive, friendly and fun! The people, from partners to juniors, are invested in each other to achieve the best we can as a team. In the Perth office, we have social events organised for special occasions, such as end of financial year, and do Friday night drinks each week. Outside of these set events, we also informally go for coffee each morning, celebratory drinks at the end of matters and have spontaneous team lunches.
What attracted you to this role?
From my clerkship I knew that JWS was a fantastic place to start your career and gives you the opportunity to forge your own career. As a graduate you are supported by the whole team to learn as much as you can and get a diverse range of work. The way JWS operates and supports its team were what attracted me to join as a graduate.
Have you had a chance to work on any pro bono matters?
Yes! I have had the opportunity to work across a range of pro bono matters and on matters interstate. Working on pro bono matters as a junior gives allows you to experience case management and have direct client contact. It is very rewarding personally to directly help clients experiencing hardship with their legal issues.