Community Involvement

My legal training in advocacy and collaborative law enables me to work in the broadest sense possible within the cancer community here and nationally.

My firm regularly sponsor events run by the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation, such as their annual Night of Lights Ball and Mother’s Day Lunch. The firm also donates to the Humour Foundation who put Clown Doctors in both adult and children’s hospitals around Australia. I am also involved with the following non-profit, community and professional associations:

  • Co-founder of the Michael Rice Foundation, supporting children and young adults living with cancer and blood disorders
  • Chair of the Parents Advisory Group of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Department of Haematology and Oncology
  • Consumer Representative on the Department of Haematology and Oncology’s Departmental Committee
  • Consumer Representative of the Australian and New Zealand Children’s Haematology Oncology Group on a National Consumers’ Clinical Trials Network
  • Co-organiser of Haematology and Oncology Kids (HONKS), a fundraising
    group for children with cancer, where all money goes direct to the Department at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Consumer Representative on the Australian and New Zealand Children’s Haematology and Oncology Group
  • Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners
  • Member of The Law Society of SA
  • Member of the Law Council of Australia Family Law Section
  • Founding Member of ResolutionSA
  • Member of Adelaide Collaborative Practice South Australia and a former Chair
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator and member of AIFLAM (Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators)
  • Member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (an international association of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through the resolution of family conflict)
  • Member of the Feline Association of SA
  • Member of the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy of SA
  • President of the Festival City Cat Club

The Law Society of SA Bulletin, March 2012

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