CareerTracker Intern 2019 | Paralegal
I am a proud Mununjali Aboriginal man. My mob originate from the area now known as Beaudesert, but I grew up in Toowoomba. I moved to Brisbane as soon as I finished high school to study a Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Business Management (maj. Marketing) at the University of Queensland.
I joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in June 2019 in the Brisbane office. I started as a CareerTrackers intern on a four-week winter internship. CareerTrackers is a non-profit organisation focused on placing indigenous university students into summer and winter internships with some of the largest organisations in Australia.
Shortly after my internship was complete, I was fortunate enough to be offered a casual paralegal role, working two days a week while I completed my studies. I am currently placed in the Pro Bono & Responsible Business team, and have been for the last 18 months. This role has given me the opportunity to assist with matters involving vulnerable clients, including women, children, the elderly and Indigenous people. The nature of the team means I am constantly being exposed to different areas of law, and this variety has provided me with a great insight into what areas I may be interested in in the future.
For the last six months, I have also been placed on secondment at LawRight, a community legal centre supporting self-represented clients going through the legal system. Working with the QCAT office of LawRight, this has again been a great opportunity to learn about a different area of law in a practical setting.
I will graduate my dual degree in June this year. I am looking forward to this milestone achievement, and look forward to what comes next. I am very grateful to Colin Biggers & Paisley for the continued support throughout my studies.