Teela Reid joined NSW Legal Aid, her first job as a solicitor, in March.
Previously, she was tipstaff to Justice Lucy McCallum of the Supreme Court of NSW. Before that she was a high school sports teacher.
Julie met a young woman whose identity and ambition have been nurtured by two strong and supportive networks: her extended Aboriginal family and the NSW legal community.
“I really had my self-doubt about going and sitting with a judge for a day. It was extremely intimidating. It’s a foreign world on the other side of the bench. Very different to the world I grew up in. ”
Published in the October issue of the Law Society of NSW Journal.