La Trobe Law School would like to congratulate Catherine Eglezos, who graduated with a LLB (Hons) / BA in 2012 and Catherine Arlove, a current LLB student, who graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1993, and represented Australia in Judo at three Olympic Games, for receiving La Trobe Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2015!
Catherine Eglezos is a young law professional who has established a track record of professional excellence, leadership and service to the community.
Entering Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) as a graduate, Catherine’s professional and community achievements have continued. As a member of the Disputes group, Catherine advises clients in relation to a range of commercial matters and has assisted in the conduct of litigation in the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Victoria. Catherine is also a volunteer solicitor with Inner Melbourne Community Legal and undertakes a range of pro bono work. Most notably, Catherine is involved in the Public Interest Advocacy Centre’s International Crimes Evidence Project whereby she assists in conducting interviews and drafting witness statements of Melbourne-based witnesses.
Additionally, Catherine is Co-Chair and an Executive Committee member of the International Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria. A 2013 Student Mentor in the HSF Student Mentoring Program for high school students with potential but ‘at risk of leaving school,’ she now coordinates the program. Catherine also volunteers as a Law Student Mentor with Victorian Women Lawyers and the Women Barristers Association, a Program in which La Trobe University participates.
Catherine was awarded the Chief Justice’s Medal for Academic Excellence and Community Service in 2013.
Catherine Arlove is an inspirational leader in sports and a transformational leader in the health care industry. Catherine is currently the Director of Sub Acute services in the third largest private hospital health group in Australia, Healthe Care, consulting to a number of large insurance companies as an Independent Medical Advisor on complex cases and their clinical and legislative management.
While building her career and completing her education, Catherine represented Australia in Judo at three Olympic Games, three world championships and a Commonwealth Games. She has held various national and international roles in the sport including the inaugural Judo Federation of Australia, Athlete’s Commission 2002 and National Selector, Judo Federation of Australia.
Her significant community service achievements include inspirational leadership in the Australian Judo community, serving as a selector and on the Athlete’s Commission. A dedicated volunteer sports coach and administrator, Catherine has run many training camps and coaching sessions for young athletes and delivers school-based programs on goal setting and self-esteem.
La Trobe Law School would like to congratulate both Catherine Eglezos and Catherine Arlove on their success!