John Shanahan has been appointed as Managing Solicitor at the Suncoast Community Legal Service (SCLS), effective 7 August.
John is an accredited duty lawyer for Domestic Violence and Child Protection. He has also represented clients in family law mediations with Relationships Australia.
John has practiced across a range of areas with a particular focus on youth justice and mental health. He joins SCLS from the HUB Community Legal Centre in Inala.
The appointment coincides with SCLS approaching its 40th year of providing essential and free legal service to the community, with more than 80 volunteer legal professionals delivering about 3000 individual advice sessions annually.
SCLS thanked Julian Porter for his leadership and service as Managing Solicitor over the past 15 years and he will continue to play an active role as a volunteer.
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