Professor Mary Anne Noone’s Submission to the Access to Justice Review

Professor Mary Anne Noone recently made a submission to the Access to Justice Review. Her submission addressed the following aspects related to the Review’s terms of reference:

  • Definition of access to justice;
  • Complex legal need;
  • Integrated legal service delivery model;
  • Challenges of ‘joined up’ services;
  • Increased use of Alternative Dispute Resolution;
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution and legal education;
  • Role of Law Students in Improving Access to Justice;
  • Legal Aid Impact Statements; and
  • Maintenance of efficient and effective mixed model of legal assistance services.

Professor Mary Anne Noone’s current research focuses on integrated legal services and ethics in mediation. The thread drawing together Mary Anne’s research, teaching, professional and community service activities is a passion for improving access to justice and enhancing legal professional responsibility. She is a specialist on the Australian legal aid system, an authority in clinical legal education and professional responsibility. Her research focuses on access to justice and the delivery of legal services, the Australian legal aid system, dispute resolution and clinical legal education. She co-authored a history of Australian legal aid system, Lawyers in Conflict.

In recognition of her outstanding achievements and contributions as a lawyer, to teaching and learning and legal aid research, Mary Anne has received a number of awards. In 2009, she received a Law Institute of Victoria President’s Award for Access to Justice and 2010 she was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Mary Anne is a member of the Board of Carers Victoria and SouthPort Community Housing Group. She was a part-time member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal for 12 years, served 20 years on the Management Committee of West Heidelberg Community Legal Service and served 12 years on the Board of Victoria Legal Aid and. She is also admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Victorian Supreme Court.

To access her complete submission, click here.

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