Board, Staff & Volunteers

This page lists Youthlaw’s dedicated Board, Staff & Volunteers

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Board

With a change of Rules in 2013 Youthlaw is now governed by an expanded Board consisting of 12 members, including 2 designated youth positions, and 2 Board members nominated by Ashurst.

Current members of the Board are:

  • Daniel Fawcett (Chair)
  • Charlie Bell (Treasurer)
  • Helen Thomas
  • Joanna Lawrence
  • Shelley Hemmings
  • Erica Contini
  • Monika Pilekic
  • Lynette Dong
  • Erin Byrt
  • Scott Myers
  • Monique Hurley
  • Rebecca Lew

Staff

  • Director – Ariel Couchman
  • Principal Lawyer (Criminal) – Anna Radonic
  • Principal Lawyer (Civil) – Joanne Ellis (on maternity leave)
  • Senior Lawyer – Amala Ramarathinam
  • Online & Outreach lawyer – Lisa Nguyen
  • Policy, Advocacy & Human Rights Officer – Tiffany Overall
  • Legal Pod Program Managing Lawyer – Paula Hughes
  • RMIT Lawyer – James Tresise
  • Family Violence Coordinator & Lawyer – Stephanie Pashias
  • Family Violence Lawyer – Carmel Lohan
  • Family Violence Practitioner – Caitlin Lester
  • Secondee Lawyer – Tiarne Wadey
  • Youthlaw Ballarat Lawyer – Katrina Fanning
  • Youthlaw Ballarat Lawyer – Sophie Ellis
  • Finance Officer – Noha Ghobrial
  • Admin Officer and Volunteer Coordinator – Justine Jaramillo
  • Paralegal – Matt Kearns

Volunteer Paralegals

Friday Fines Clinic
  • Constance Iliadis
  • Justine Jaramillo
  • Matthew Kearns
  • Daniel Gouthro-Dowling
  • Michelle Bazarskaya
  • Erin Thompson
  • Chris John
  • Masa Tawalbeh
  • Raagini Vijaykumar