New lawyer finds her niche

Jennifer Millers has completed her supervised traineeship and was recently admitted. Photos: Supplied

Newly admitted lawyer Jennifer Millers was always interested in a community-oriented career but wasn’t sure which path to take when finishing high school.

So the Bookallil Family Law solicitor decided to undertake a double degree – Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Criminology and Justice at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

“I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do when I left high school, but I knew I wanted to be in a role that helped people in the community,” she said after her admission sitting last month in Brisbane.

“I did the dual degree to test the waters with the field I wanted to go into and keep options open. I have always been interested in helping children – for now that has lead me to family law.”

She completed her degrees in January 2023, her Supervised Traineeship with Bookallil Family Law in January 2024 and then was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland on 18 March 2024.

“Admission was a bit surreal; it had taken six years to get to that moment,” Jennifer said.


“I was quite overwhelmed by the achievement and all the people there to support everyone being admitted. It was an honour and privilege to go through the process.”

And it was no surprise that her mover at the admissions ceremony was her Director Sophia Bookallil, a lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience.

“I have worked for Sophia since 2018 when we both worked for Burchill & Horsey Lawyers,” Jennifer said.

“She has been my biggest mentor and is very inspiring with the way she handles clients, the wealth of knowledge she has and she has been with me from the start.” 

And Jennifer is happy to continue along the family law path and her passion for this area of practice shows.

“I fell into a family law job and have loved it from the start. I love engaging with clients and helping people when they are going through one of their most stressful and vulnerable times,” she said.


“I love seeing a matter through start to finish and seeing our work change someone’s life. I love the stories clients tell when they have the first hug with their child after long periods apart. I love problem solving and collaborating with the whole team to fix problems.”

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