Julia is a barrister who practises in commercial, criminal and public law. She also appears in quasi-criminal matters. Prior to coming to the bar, Julia was a lawyer at Arnold Bloch Leibler. Julia worked as a criminal solicitor advocate from 2013 to 2016 at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (‘NAAJA’) in Darwin. In 2016, Julia worked as the Senior Associate to Santamaria JA at the Court of Appeal of Victoria. As well as being one of the vice-presidents of Liberty Victoria, Julia is the secretary of SEW Inc, a not-for-profit which employs HIV positive women in Arusha, Tanzania.
Julia is particularly interested in the intersection between human rights and the criminal justice system. In 2016 to 2017, Julia was a member of the criminal justice working group as part of Liberty Victoria’s Rights Advocacy Project. The team that year worked on a report on the importance of a legislated spent convictions scheme, which can be found here.