Staff

  • Deng Maleek Deng

    Peer Advocacy Coordinator

    Deng has worked at Flemington & Kensington Community Legal Centre (FKCLC) since August 2016. His work is aimed at redressing racial profiling and discriminatory policing of young people from Indigenous, ethnic and religious backgrounds in Victoria.

    Deng is also Director of Community Engagement at Democracy in Colour and has previously worked with Concern Australia in conjunction with Neighbourhood Justice Centre assisting young people in Juvenile Justice to end recidivism and breach of Court Orders and positively transit into the community. He was also part of the Atherton Garden’s Project’s Forum (Part of the Fitzroy Renewal Team).  He is in his final year studying Youth Work and Sport & Recreation Management at Victoria University.

  • Julian McDonald

    Solicitor / Clinical Supervisor

    Julian joined the Centre as a volunteer in September 2013. He begun working in our generalist practice undertaking casework across broad areas of law including crime and infringements. He joined the Centre’s Police Accountability Project in September 2015 and currently is the supervising solicitor for the Police Complaints Clinic in partnership with Melbourne Law School. In this role as Clinical Supervisor Julian takes on matters involving police’s use of excessive force, racial profiling and duty failure in family violence, as well as criminal matters and assists with representation in the Magistrates’ Court.

    See:

    From the Classroom to the Clinic

     

  • Nick Boag

    Solicitor

    Nick joined the Police Accountability Project in October 2015 primarily working on our civil litigation matters but also taking on cases involving discrimination, Freedom of Information cases, criminal defence and Coronial Inquests.

    Nick previously worked at Robinson Gill Lawyers where he practised in personal injury law , police accountability litigation, civil litigation on behalf of survivors of child sexual assault and representing survivors at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

    Nick is  a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Australian Lawyers Alliance. He is slowly making his way through a Masters of Law at the Australian National University.

     

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  • Sophie Ellis

    Solicitor

    Sophie joined the Centre’s Police Accountability Project in September 2013, taking on some of our most complex and long running, inquests, civil litigation, discrimination and criminal defence cases.

    Previously, Sophie was Social Justice Solicitor at Shine Lawyers Ltd, Litigation lawyer at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and Secondee Lawyer at Public Interest Law Clearing House.  She has been Co-Chair of the Editorial Committee – Young Lawyers Journal at Law Institute of Victoria.

     

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  • Anthony Kelly

    Executive Officer / Advocacy

    Anthony has over 25 years experience in human rights advocacy, strategic social justice campaigning and community development. Prior to joining the Flemington Kensington Community Legal Centre in early 2011, he was Coordinator of the Men’s Referral Service for 7 years, Policy Officer with the Federation of Community Legal Centres, and Training Coordinator with the Youth Referral and Independent Person Program (YRIPP).

    Anthony was co-founder of Peace Brigades International – Australia, an associate with the Change Agency and a campaigner, trainer and consultant with over 40 Australian and international social change campaigns.

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