Director, Client Services (since 2008) / Legal Aid Western Australia
Colleen Brown was admitted to practice in NSW (1988) and in WA (1992). Her journey in law has taken her to different parts of Australia, working in a range of environments including a large-scale national firm in Sydney, regional offices in Port Macquarie and Busselton, and a boutique family law firm in Perth. She joined Legal Aid WA in 1996 as a children’s representative and thereafter moved to set up the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program in 2001. Her main interest is in intake and assessment and creating clear, positive pathways for clients requiring legal assistance. Ms Brown is a qualified Independent Children’s Lawyer, arbitrator and collaborative lawyer.