Senior Lawyer, Mental Health and Disability Program, Victoria Legal Aid
Previously Sophie worked for 13 years at the Mental Health Legal Centre as a policy worker, legal caseworker, principal lawyer and co-ordinator.
Sophie works as a solicitor and advocate in Mental Health Review Board, Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) and Disability Act proceedings. She has published major articles in relation to Victoria’s Mental Health Act and the United Nation Mental Health Principles, and on an optimally rights recognising mental health review tribunal. She is one of VLA’s accredited Mental Health First Aid trainers and co-authors the mental health law chapter of the Springvale Lawyers Practice Manual. She was on the Disability Discrimination Legal Service Committee of Management for many years, and is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Disability Law Committee.
Guardianship and supported decision making
Monday 26th March, 2012: 2:00am - 2:45am