The TDLA Executive Committee
Mark is a Prosecutor working for the Queensland Police Service. Prior to this, Mark worked in private practice in Townsville. This is Mark's third year on the TDLA Committee. In his role as President, Mark hopes to build stronger ties between Government Legal Officers and the TDLA, as well as provide representation for Government Legal Officers on the TDLA Committee and in the Townsville District.
This is Michael’s fourth year on the TDLA committee, having joined as a general Committee Member in 2015, and being elected Secretary of the TDLA in 2016 and 2017. Michael joined the TDLA to work with members to promote the interests of the profession in North Queensland. Michael also hopes to strengthen ties between pro bono legal services in Townsville, James Cook University and the private profession. Michael is a member of the general civil law team at Townsville Community Legal Service Inc. Prior to this, Michael worked in private practice for a number of years.
Monique is a Prosecutor working at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. This is Monique's second year on the TDLA Committee and her first year on the Executive Committee
Callum is a Solicitor at Wilson Ryan Grose Lawyers. This is Callum's second year on the TDLA Executive Committe. Callum was elected as a general committee member of the TDLA in 2017. Callum hopes to continue providing access to professional development courses to the local profession.
The TDLA Committee
Immediate Past President
Rene has been practising law in Townsville since 2005, and is currently the Office Leader of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers in Townsville. Rene has been on the Management Committee of the TDLA since 2015, and was Vice President of the TDLA in 2016/2017, and President in 2017/2018.
Jade is a Solicitor at North Queensland Women's Legal Service. This is Jade's fourth year on the TDLA Committee, having previously been the treasurer of the TDLA for a number of years. Jade hopes to strengthen her friendships and networks with fellow practitioners, and is excited for the opportunity to give back to the local legal community. In addition to providing a voice for local lawyers, Jade also hopes to make the TDLA more accountable and relevant, and encourage Members to actively participate in the wide range of events offered by TDLA.
Claire is a Solicitor at Mackey Wales working in the family law team. This is Claire's second year on the TDLA Committee.
Jessica is the Principal Solicitor at Shuttleworth Legal, working primarily in family law. This is Jessica's third year on the TDLA Committee.
Nathan is the Founding Director of O'Connor, Patterson and Smith Lawyers. Nathan practices primarily in criminal law. This is Nathan's third year on the TDLA Committee.
Jamie is a Solicitor working at Purcell Taylor Lawyers. This is Jamie's first year on the TDLA Committee.
Steven is a Solicitor working at Connolly Suthers Lawyers. This is Steven's first year on the TDLA Committee.
Justin is a Solicitor working at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers. This is Justin's first year on the TDLA Committee.
Lachlan is a Solicitor at the Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service in Townsville. This is Lachlan's second year on the TDLA Committee.