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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.

Kaela Hughes

Kaela Hughes

Senior Training Lawyer

Meet Kaela

Kaela was admitted to legal practice in 2010 and prior to joining Justice Connect worked at a commercial firm, Minter Ellison. During her time in corporate practice, Kaela was exposed to a variety of areas of law including employment, workers’ compensation, commercial and regulatory and insurance and corporate risk.

Kaela joined the Not-for-profit Law team in July 2015. Since that time, she has worked in multiple roles across the team delivering training, developing legal information resources and providing advice to not-for-profit organisations across Australia on a wide range of legal issues.

Kaela has been an active volunteer, most recently as a director of Free to Feed (2019 – 2021), a not-for-profit social enterprise that empowers refugees, people seeking asylum and new migrants and encourages inclusive communities, through the delivery of shared food experiences.