Law Week 2017 Justice Journeys

Justice Journeys

More than 260 students applied to participate in the 2017 Law Week job shadowing program with many placed in a variety of roles across the justice sector. They share their Justice Journeys with us in a range of creative formats including images, video and written content.

There are many opportunities to get involved in Law Week 2017 with events and activities happening across Queensland. You can check out our events page to see what’s happening, or register your interest in visiting a courthouse.

Check out the 2016 Justice Journeys.

Student experiences

Amye

Amye spent a week with Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council.

Noori

Noori spent a day meeting the team at the Probation and Parole District Office in Logan City.

Cassandra

Cassandra spent the day job shadowing the Youth Justice Policy, Research and Partnerships team.

William

William’s two days at Brisbane Magistrates Court has motivated him to pursue a criminal justice career.

Kiarah, Rochelle and Olivia

Three students ventured behind the scenes on a visit to QCS’s High Risk Offender Management Unit.

Bec, Caitlin, Fleur, Nana, and Natalie

Five tertiary students spent three days at Wolston Correctional Centre, a high security men’s prison in Brisbane.

James

James' Justice Journey was with the Courts Innovation Program, a division of Queensland Courts.

Christine and Alexandra

Christine and Alexandra spent an evening at the Channel Seven Studio, experiencing first hand the supervision of a Gold Lotto draw.

Ashlee

Ashlee had the opportunity to job shadow a Victim Coordination Officer from Victim Assist Queensland.

Roberto

Roberto completed two days at the Supreme Court Library Queensland brushing up on his legal research skills.

Stephanie

Stephanie spent her Justice Journey at the Brisbane Central Probation and Parole Office.

Rachel

Rachel spent her day with the Minister for Corrective Services

Kimberley and Michaela

Kimberley and Michaela had a jam-packed five days with Legal Aid Queensland.

Princess

A job shadow with Queensland’s Attorney-General was an agile exercise for law student Princess.

Bradley

Bradley is a third year student at Griffith University studying a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Rebecca

Rebecca, a Bachelor of Laws student at Griffith University spent two days at the Specialist Domestic Violence Court in Southport

Crusoe-Blue

Crusoe-Blue was one of five university students who attended the Townsville Correctional Centre for a four-day Justice Journey.

Amanda

Amanda is a third year Bachelor of Laws student at James Cook University. She spent her Justice Journey placement at the Townsville Probation and Parole Office.

Jessica

Jessica spent the day learning about the Youth Justice Transition 2 Success team and court coordinators.

Riley

Riley spent three days at QEII Courts of Law and gained a first-hand view of the inner workings of court.

Carley

Carley spent two days job shadowing a Youth Justice court coordinator and case manager for Redlands Youth Justice Centre.

Kady

Kady spent two days at Cairns Courthouse job shadowing Magistrate Trevor Black

Daisy

Daisy spent her Justice Journey placement at Burleigh Heads Probation and Parole district office.

Staff profiles

Probation and Parole Roma District Office

Queensland’s west is a world of its own – vast, beautiful and with its own set of challenges. This just part of the job for the Roma Probation and Parole District Office.

Sergeant Lisa Buchanan

Sergeant Lisa Buchanan is the Office in Charge of Innisfail Prosecutions.

Tenneil Murray

Tenneil gives us an insight into her roles within Youth Justice.

Maree Stinson

Maree has worked at the courthouse for almost 20 years, and managed it single-handedly for the past 3 years.

Peta Radnidge

Peta has what some might call a very ‘explosive’ job!

Belinda Nevell

Belinda’s role as a negotiator is all about communication.

Julie Hall

A celebrant at the Brisbane Registry for more than 10 years, Julie takes us through a typical day for her—but one of the most important days for her clients…their wedding.

Rob Turra

Robert Turra is Coordinator of the Specialist Domestic Violence Court in Southport, helping to end the cycle of violence in Queensland communities.

Gaye O'Sullivan

Gaye O'Sullivan is the Manager of the Cherbourg Youth Justice Centre where every day is different.

Child protection duty lawyer

Legal Aid Queensland's child protection duty lawyers are at the frontline - navigating the highly complex and often emotionally-charged child protection legal system.

Corporate Governance Unit

Gain an insight into the CGU and the role they play within DJAG: The amount of planning they do and every aspect they take into account.

Magistrate Cathy McLennan

Follow Magistrate McLennan’s journey to magistracy

Peter Carne

Peter Carne is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Public Trustee of Queensland. We asked him about his Justice Journey and advice he has for law people starting out on their justice careers.

Graham and Chris

Land Court staff Graham (left) and Chris have busy jobs, but they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Christian O'Callaghan

Christian O'Callaghan is a senior employment lawyer in Legal Aid Queensland's (LAQ) Brisbane office.

Christine Smyth

With a passion for helping people, Christine has worked for many years as a solicitor in private practice and in 2017 became the fifth woman appointed as President of the Queensland Law Society.  Here Christine takes us on her Justice Journey, as well as that of the Law Society.

Looking back

Georgia

Now living interstate, Georgia reflects on her 2016 Justice Journey.

Madison

Madison spent her 2016 Justice Journey with the Director-General of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

Peter

Peter spent his 2016 Justice Journey at the Supreme Court Library Queensland.