Joanna Renkin

Partner, Pro Bono & Community Support

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Contact details

+61 3 9269 9360
jrenkin@landers.com.au

Practice group

Pro Bono & Community Support

Professional biography

Joanna leads Lander & Rogers' national Pro Bono and Community Support practice. Over the past 12 years, she has played an integral role in establishing and shaping the practice, guiding the firm in its delivery of pro bono services and community support.

Joanna collaborates with social purpose organisations, community legal services, and within the legal profession to address access to justice with a primary focus on building legal capability in individuals and organisations and driving systemic social impact. She also actively promotes the empowerment of people and communities through workplace engagement initiatives.

Joanna initiated and led the drafting and adoption of the firm's two Reconciliation Action Plans in 2014 and 2018.

Joanna is an active member of strategic leadership committees within the firm including as Chair of the Reconciliation Oversight Committee and as a member of the Great Place to Work Committee. Joanna is adept at driving organisational transformation and adding value to strategic thinking as a board member and stakeholder.

Prior to becoming the firm's dedicated pro bono partner, Jo practised insurance law and has expertise in managing large and complex litigation. She also has considerable experience in class action proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia.

Positions:

  • Inner Melbourne Community Legal Committee of Management - 2016 - continuing
  • Chair Justice Connect Program Review Committee 2016-2017
  • Member Justice Connect/CoHealth Advisory Group for Seniors Law 2015- 2018
  • Member Health Justice Partnership Advisory Committee Meeting InTouch Legal Centre 2014- 2018
  • Chair Justice Connect Victorian Representative Committee 2013-2015
  • Board Member Public Interest Law Clearing House Victoria 2009-2013
  • Board Member Australian Women Lawyers 2004
  • Convenor Victorian Women Lawyers 2003
  • Executive Committee Member Victorian Women Lawyers 2000-2004
  • Committee member of Human Rights and Administrative Law Section Law Institute Victoria 1998-2002
  • Mentor VWL/WBA Mentoring Program 2015 - continuing

Qualifications:

LLB/ BA (Hons)

Awards:

  • Finalist Lawyers Weekly Pro Bono Partner of the year 2018
  • Finalist Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards for the Asia-Pacific region 2017(Lander & Rogers and Refugee Legal Corporate Clinic Program)
  • Finalist Law Institute Victoria Access to Justice and Pro Bono Award 2015

Memberships

  • Law Institute Victoria
  • Victorian Women Lawyers
  • Legal Profession Reconciliation Network
  • Inner Melbourne Community Legal
  • Tarwirri
  • ACCA Art Club
  • NGV

Publications

Co-author with Jenny Blakey, Carol Stuart and Lauren Adamson of "Elder Abuse - how do we empower and protect older people?" presented at Third National Elder Abuse Conference 3 & 4 September 2014.

 

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Contact details

+61 3 9269 9360
jrenkin@landers.com.au

Practice group

Pro Bono & Community Support

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