Reeanna Maloney is a committed social justice lawyer having spent a
majority of her 15 years of post admission practice in community
legal centres. More recently she has transitioned to employment law
and now works for government.
With me to interview Reeanna is Sharna Quigley an employment
lawyer in private practice
Reeanna talks about:
Making submissions to the UN on behalf of Robert Fardon.
The downsides of acting for prisoners including having abuse
hurled at her.
Being protected by a bodyguard carrying a machine gun whilst
undertaking an internship in India.
Investigating systemic rape of the Dahlet caste women and
The barriers faced by law students coming from lower socio-
economic backgrounds finding their first job.
Getting her first legal job (administration) through Centrelink
Using her networks to snare her legal position at Prisoners
Why she prefers to have student volunteers who are on
placement rather than volunteering whilst doing their legal
Professionalising Not For profit boards and why that’s a good
Her number one networking tip, be yourself when interacting
You can contact Reeanna on linkedin