Cairns-based lawyer Spencer Browne has been appointed to the Legal Aid Queensland board, bringing with him a wealth of experience from private practice and the not-for-profit sector.
Spencer graduated from James Cook University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws and obtained his Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University in 2010. He was an associate to two District Court Judges, before practising in planning and environmental law and commercial litigation. He is the North Queensland Law Association’s longest-serving president and currently sits as the organisation’s treasurer.
Spencer has a keen interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and has spent the last 10 years doing legislative compliance work in the Aboriginal Community Control Health Organisation (ACCHO) sector. He enjoys running community events and has organised a major youth-based event in north Queensland for the past 10 years, focusing on reducing youth crime and recidivism. Welcome Spencer!
We would also like to thank outgoing board member Lucia Taylor for her contribution to the board over the last three years.