Robert Reed

Special Counsel
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Brisbane, Australia
    Local Time: Thursday 08:53

Practice Expertise

  • Migration Services
  • Employment

Areas of Practice

  • Employment
  • Migration Services

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This includes coordinating pro bono referrals, MinterEllison’s significant commitment to LawRight’s Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic (HPLC), and award-winning partnerships with organisations such as Glenala State High School and Australia’s CEO Challenge.

With more than 15 years' experience in this area, I enjoy sharing my knowledge and strategies for effective community engagement. I also work collaboratively to find innovative ways to address pressing community issues.

Career highlights

  • Won the Queensland Law Society Individual Pro Bono Award in 2009 and was a finalist in the law category of the 2013 Human Rights Awards
  • Formerly acted as president of the QPILCH (now LawRight) Management Committee and chair of the Queensland Law Society’s Access to Justice and Pro Bono Committee
  • Worked with QPILCH to develop and operate a unique telephone clinic model for the HPLC program
  • Achieved life-changing results for disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Queensland through hands-on and supervisory HPLC work
  • Worked with Australia’s CEO Challenge to develop the Darkness to Daylight Challenge, which is now a successful annual community running event in Brisbane that attracts thousands of participants to raise awareness and funding for domestic violence prevention

BA, LLB (Hons), Grad Cert Australian Migration Law and Practice

Areas of Practice

  • Employment
  • Migration Services

Professional Career

Professional Associations
  • Member of Migration Institute of Australia
  • Member of Queensland Law Society Access to Justice/Pro Bono Committee
  • President of Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House Management Committee
  • Member of Australian Business & Corporate Network Brisbane Operational Task Force
  • Member of Queensland Advocacy Incorporated Annual Fund Committee
  • Member of StreetSmart Grants Committee (Queensland)
  • Director on Australia's CEO Challenge Board
  • Queensland Representative on the Australian Pro Bono Centre Board


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