Staff & Volunteers

ACDL is operated by a team of paid staff and volunteers.

Staff

Mark Patrick: Managing Principal Solicitor

Laura Cottam: Solicitor (on leave)

Mary Ann Odo: Solicitor (part-time)

Solomon Wakeling: Solicitor (part-time)

Thea Depler-Depold: Paralegal (part-time)

Volunteers

ACDL relies on volunteers to manage the Advice Hotlines and support the legal staff in giving advice and undertaking case work. Volunteers are also given opportunities to contribute to policy work the Centre engages in as well as participate in Community Legal Education and ACDL events.

Volunteering provides final year law students and graduates undertaking their PLT with a unique opportunity to put their studies into practice. Volunteers must be able to commit to attending the Centre on two days per week for a period of at least 6 months. Admitted solicitors are also welcome to apply. Refer to the Volunteer Position Description for more information.

Expressions of interest can be forwarded to us at recruitment@disabilitylaw.org.au

From time to time, ACDL may have non-legal volunteering opportunities. Expressions of interest can be emailed to the Operations Manager at recruitment@disabilitylaw.org.au