Volunteer profile – Emily

How long have you been volunteering for and what made you want to get involved?

Since the start of 2015. I recognise that there is a gap between Legal Aid Queensland and private firms – Caxton assists in filling this gap so it’s about helping out/giving back.

What are the benefits of volunteering at Caxton? 

  • Giving back
  • Seeing a direct positive link between outcomes/clients
  • As a reminder that the gap that exists still continues – there’s a need to fill it.

Is the volunteer role very different to your day job?

Not so different. As a criminal lawyer I am constantly providing advice to a number of clients.

Any advice for someone considering coming on board as a volunteer?

To come on board! It is so important for lawyers to assist CLCs where we can and give back.