The Centre congratulates Jessica Morath on her promotion to partner at Clayton Utz, effective 1 January 2018. This makes her the firm’s second pro bono partner, alongside David Hillard. Clayton Utz now joins Gilbert + Tobin as a firm with two pro bono partners.
We would also like to welcome Shankari Chandran, who has joined the Ashurst pro bono team in Sydney. Shankari previously was Head of Pro Bono and Community Affairs for Allen and Overy LLP based in their London office for nine years where she spearheaded a Guantanamo Bay case. She has also authored a post-apocalyptic fiction novel! (Read more about that in this ABC report).
Our belated congratulations, too, to Karen Iles and Ella Alexander. As of late 2017, Karen is the Director of Pro Bono & Responsible Business at Colin Biggers Paisley while Ella is Pro Bono Solicitor and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Curwoods.