... my time at QAI challenged my understanding that a legal practitioner does only legal work. QAI is a legal and systemic advocacy organisation, and these two branches work alongside together and complement one another. During my work experience, the entire office was kept up to date with the different systemic advocacy work that QAI was doing and new developments in relation to issues of social justice (including pertinent judgments, Government announcements and news articles). One client faced a violation of their rights in a manner that QAI had not come across before, and in amongst the legal work for this client, there was also discussion of potential research papers, submissions to the government and the creation of fact sheets for public use to address the wider systemic problem that had allowed the situation to occur. While legal advocacy is important, it can only operate within the confines of the law – where a legal practitioner sees entrenched inequality, they can separately advocate for a change to the law itself.
Carly Dennis would have to be one of THE MOST kind hearted beautiful souled people I've ever [had] the pleasure of meeting. The help & assistance I received from that woman has most definitely changed my life for the better. I couldn't thank her enough I had been treated so damn inhumane until she stepped in & removed the unfair torment I was receiving.