Judy Harrison has been a practicing lawyer for over 30 years. Judy researches in the areas of law and organising, critical lawyering theory and minority justice issues. Applying immersive, collaborative and reflexive research methodologies, Judy’s research has helped develop regional, national and international networks and linkages especially in the areas of legal and collaborative responses to domestic and family violence, family law and the safety of women and children and women’s legal equality. Judy’s research has helped instigate law reform, new national programs, new national and international service standards, new services and coalitions of influence.
Currently focusing on remote lawyering, criminal lawyering and historical injustice, Judy is working with local people and community groups and with networks which encompass Indigenous studies, genocide, human rights, reparations, and political and social change.
Judy appears on her own behalf and with clients in state and national television programs and she regularly briefs parliamentarians and the media. Through regional, national and international - government and non-government consultancies, Judy’s research has helped strengthen legal services for Indigenous peoples, criminal and civil justice responses to domestic family violence and community based safety options for Indigenous women.