Alice Rolls is Head of Policy and Strategy at the Australian Pro Bono Centre.
Prior to joining the Centre in November 2021, Alice spent nearly two decades as a commercial litigator, representing clients in a broad range of disputes involving insolvency, professional negligence, breach of contract and trade practices issues. During that time, she worked at two of Australia’s largest commercial firms (Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Holding Redlich), spent two years as an Associate to Justice Kevin Bell at the Supreme Court of Victoria, and was most recently a Principal of LK Law in Adelaide.
In 2020, Alice created The Accessible Justice Project (AJP) along with her colleagues at LK Law and the University of Adelaide. The AJP is a not-for-profit law firm which provides low cost legal services to the ‘missing middle’, being those members of the community who are ineligible for publicly funded legal aid and who also cannot afford the services of a private lawyer.
Alice is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has served on the boards of several not-for-profit organisations in South Australia, including Young Adelaide Voices Inc and Welcome to Australia Ltd. She continues to serve as a director of The Accessible Justice Project Limited.
Alice holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours, a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law from the University of Melbourne.