Episode 16: Providing everyday justice with Amy Burton
Amy has a Master of Laws from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and Bachelor of Laws with Honours from Monash University. She worked at Salvos Legal Humanitarian and was awarded the 2017 Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year at the Women in Law Awards. At Georgetown University she researched the growing use of social enterprise law firms to improve access to justice for individuals who are not eligible for legal aid but cannot afford a private lawyer. Amy has just launched her own firm in Australia called Everyday Justice, which is a national free legal service to help people with ‘everyday’ civil legal issues who aren’t eligible for government funded legal service. Amy hopes Everyday Justice will also increase employment opportunities for graduate lawyers who aspire to work in humanitarian law.