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Career and Community
Vanessa was born in country south west Queensland and later relocated to Far North Queensland. In 2010, Vanessa moved to Alice Springs, Northern Territory.
In 2012, Vanessa commenced working as a graduate clerk at a large Northern Territory firm in Alice Springs while completing her Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Vanessa was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory of Australia.
After graduating from the Queensland University of Technology with Second Class Honours she continued to work for a large Northern Territory firm as a lawyer for 2 years.
Vanessa enjoyed being an active member of the Alice Springs community and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Commerce NT Central Australia and the AFL Central Australia Tribunal.
In 2015, Vanessa relocated closer to family in Far North Queensland. However, her association with the Northern Territory remains strong through her Territorian family, friends, colleagues and associates. Vanessa regularly visits the Territory and works for Cozens Johansen Lawyers remotely.
- Bachelor of Laws (Hons – 2nd class) (Queensland University of Technology)
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
- Admitted as a Legal Practitioner (2013)