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About us

Not-for-profit organisations should spend their time delivering their vital services, not struggling to work out complex legal requirements. We’re here to help.

Who we are

Justice Connect's Not-for-profit Law program provides free and affordable specialist legal help for not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises. We give community organisations the legal supports they need so that they can spend more time and energy realising their purpose. We prevent legal problems through plain language resources and education, and provide access to free lawyers when organisations need specialist legal advice.

We don't stop at providing legal support to those who need it most; we advocate for better laws. Leveraging our insights, evidence and expertise, we help challenge and change laws to improve the regulatory environment for not-for-profit organisations.

We're a charity ourselves, with over 10 years of experience, so we understand the context in which not-for-profit organisations operate. We know that complying with complex laws can be daunting. That’s why we provide timely and appropriate legal support – to help community organisations make sense of the law, stay legally compliant and achieve good governance.  

By delivering our legal services and building the capabilities of volunteers, board members and staff, we empower stronger and more effective community organisations.  

Free legal help

We provide eligible organisations with free legal advice from our team of expert lawyers, and our network of pro bono law firms.

About Justice Connect

Not-for-profit Law is a program of Justice Connect. In the face of rising levels of unmet legal need, Justice Connect designs and delivers high-impact interventions to increase access to legal support and progress social justice.

Meet the Not-for-profit Law team

Our team members are passionate, qualified lawyers and other specialists with sector expertise.

Sue Woodward AM

Chief Advisor

Geraldine Menere

Head of Not-For-Profit Law

Kaela Hughes

Manager – Training & Enterprise

Savi Manii

Manager

Chloe Tucker

Online Services Manager

Linh Le Hume

Principal Lawyer

Amy Williams

Principal Lawyer

Cedric Hassing

Senior Lawyer, Local Aboriginal Land Council Service

Anna MacGillivray

Senior Lawyer

Caroline Baker

Online Lawyer

Bohdi Dun

Lawyer

Glen Falkenstein

Lawyer

Alice Husband

Lawyer

Merryn Lynch

Lawyer

Deborah Porter

Lawyer

Jo Barnett

Training Coordinator

Alex Callahan

Paralegal/Legal Administrator 

Bridget Hey

Paralegal/Legal Administrator 

Sophie O'Bryan

Paralegal/Legal Administrator 

Yael Leah

Online Services and Content Coordinator