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Jess is a Law, Arts and Language graduate from the University of Adelaide and was admitted to practice law in South Australia in 2020.
Jess has spent a lot of time learning about native title from legal, anthropological, policy and academic perspectives after completing internships across Australia with the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, the Northern Land Council and MPS Law. Pre-admission Jess also assisted with drafting submissions to the Pastoral Land Board. She worked with the Mobile Language Team as a Project Officer and Research Assistant. From that work she participated as a John Bray Alumni Network Panellist to provide a recent graduate’s perspective in a conversation about effective legal communication with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.
Throughout uni, Jess spent a lot of her spare time volunteering as a volunteer support with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and as an advisor with the Magistrates Court Legal Advice Service. She has a broad interest in community arts with a particular love of community radio.
Most recently she worked with MPS Law and assisted a range of claim groups and Registered Native Title Body Corporates from SA and the NT with progressing their native title claims and corporate governance.
Jess is keen to engage with the intersectionality of land care, climate change and the deep significance of this beautiful country. She is particularly driven by the reality that the Territory is and will continue to be hit first and worst if our environmental management is not prioritised.