The Refugee and Immigration Legal Service (RAILS) is celebrating the admission to the legal profession of three of its paralegals in three months.
Kirsten Cribb, Emily Humphreys and Elle Ko were admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland last year on 9 October, 13 November and 13 December respectively, in Brisbane.
All three began at the Brisbane community legal centre as student volunteers in 2021.
Emily completed a Bachelor of Laws (Hons)/Bachelor of Arts, international Studies and Politics, Security Studies at Griffith University in 2022.
She works as a paralegal across various areas of RAILS.
Her admission was moved by RAILS Senior Supervising Solicitor Susan Hogarth.
“One of the most enjoyable roles of a senior solicitor at RAILS is mentoring law students and PLT placement students who show a genuine interest in social justice and choose to invest their time at RAILS,” Susan said.
“Legal volunteers are integral to the work we do assisting vulnerable culturally and linguistically diverse clients.
“It is a real privilege to then be asked to be their mover for their admission and participate in this very important step at the beginning of their legal career.”
Kirsten completed a Bachelor of Laws/Arts (Honours) at the University of Queensland in 2022.
She is a paralegal for the Refugee and Family Reunion, Afghan Response and Community Support Program teams.
Elle completed a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business, Human Resources Management and Services at Griffith University in 2022.
She volunteered in the Unrepresented Asylum Seekers team before accepting a paralegal position last year.
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