Living in dog years

Felicity Graham

In the September Law Society of NSW Journal, Julie profiles Felicity Graham, principal legal officer for the western region of the Aboriginal Legal Service in NSW & ACT.

The work at the Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS) in western NSW is so intense that young lawyers talk about getting their experience in “dog years”.

Every year out west is worth seven in the city.

The pressure of constant court appearances and frequent prison visits can lead to high staff turnover. The scale of the travel alone is formidable.

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