ANUV Presents: Volunteering and the Law

Date & time
6–9pm Tuesday 8 August 2017

Burgmann College Chapel

Garth Tinsley
Leanne Ho
Jennifer Wyborn
Er-Kai Wang
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ANUV Presents: 'Volunteering and the Law: Where Pro Bono Can Take You'

To kick off semester two ANU Volunteering Society is hosting it's first event - a panel discussion on the 8th of August, featuring an exciting line up of passionate speakers.

The evening will involve professional legal panelists in attendance exploring and sharing their path through law and discussing how they have successfully incorporated pro bono in their career and work, currently managing top pro bono practices at Top Australian law firms including Ashurst, and Colin, Biggers & Paisely. It will be an open discussion so please feel free to ask any questions you have, make them exciting! 

Panellists will be finalised throughout the week so keep an eye on ANUV's Facebook page for more details!


  • Garth Tinsley »

    Garth is a current senior associate at Ashurst and has been managing the firm's Australian pro bono practice since September 2015. Prior to his current role, Garth worked in Ashurst's Perth office, where he combined a commercial practice in dispute resolution and coordination of the Perth pro bono practice. Garth's long history of pro bono work has seen him appear in local and federal courts, assist in law reform and policy matters, travel to regional and remote areas of Australia and work with a variety of individuals, non-profit organisations and social enterprises. Garth is a Justice Advocate with International Justice Mission, an international NGO focused on tackling issues such as sex trafficking, slavery and citizenship rights abuse. He is also a member of Lokahi Foundation, a Sydney-based organisation that works in the area of domestic and family violence.

  • Leanne Ho »

    Leanne is currently Pro Bono and Responsible Business Consultant at Colin Biggers and Paisley and Vice President of the Management Committee of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service. She has supported the development of Australian pro bono practices through her work at the Australian Pro Bono Centre and developed a leading pro bono practice at Henry Davis York. She has previously worked in legal publishing, community legal centres, and for the United Nations as an international legal advisor to its peacekeeping missions in Liberia and Kosovo, including its Human Rights Advisory Panel.

  • Jennifer Wyborn »

    Jennifer Wyborn is a current Partner at Clayton Utz heading up the Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety Team in Canberra. She is also the Canberra Pro Bono Partner and sits on the Board of the Clayton Utz Foundation. Jennifer is passionate about access to justice and integrating social justice and pro bono work into her practice. Some of Jennifer's significant achievements including the 2016 title of Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year - Workplace Relations . Additionally, she was also voted by peers as one of Australia's Best Lawyers in Government Law (2015-2016) and Labour and Employment Law (2015-2016). Jennifer was also the official winner of ACT Young Business Woman - 2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards.

  • Er-Kai Wang »

    Er-Kai is a solicitor and registered migration agent. Her background has been in disability, human rights, anti-discrimination and employment law. She has worked as a public servant and lawyer in various Commonwealth, State and community organisations. Er-Kai began working for ANU in July 2010 first in its Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) program and now in the Migration Law Program as a Lecturer. She teaches in the Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law & Practice program, and in the Master of Laws (Migration) program. Er-kai also provides pro bono migration advice at the Legal Aid ACT Migration Service - the only regular pro bono migration advice service in Canberra - and has done so since 2011.

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