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Rosslyn Monro

Rosslyn Monro

Director

Rosslyn has worked in the community legal sector for over 15 years in both solicitor and management positions.

Rosslyn is committed to the support and development of the community legal sector in Queensland and Australia.

She has been on the management committee of Community Legal Centres Queensland and was previously on the board of the National Association of Community Legal Centres. In 2015 Rosslyn was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to undertake study in the United States about how community legal services can proactively diversify funding sources in order to maintain the sustainability of services. In 2015 Rosslyn was also awarded the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland’s Woman Lawyer of the Year.


Samantha Cooper

Sector Sustainability Coordinator

Samantha is a proud Gumbaynggirr woman from the mid-north coast of NSW and is employed as Community Legal Centres Queensland Sector Sustainability Coordinator.  Samantha came to Community Legal Centres Queensland from Legal Aid Queensland where she worked as the Aboriginal Policy Project Officer implementing the First Nations Strategic Plan for reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the justice systems.

Sam was recently a Semi-Finalist for the 2019 Young Achiever Awards based on her work creating WISE Australia, an organisation empowering Practitioners, individuals and organisations working in domestic and family violence or front line trauma.

Sam was the Indigenous Domestic Violence specialist in Moreton Bay and ran the pilot project for the high-risk team who implemented the integrated service response.

Sam was shortlisted as Indigenous Law Student of the Year in 2018 working full time and studying a bachelor of laws. She has used her education and knowledge of the law to empower other young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people as a mentor and participant in programs such as the Indigenous Youth Parliament and the Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program and worked with Oxfam Australia creating domestic family violence projects.


Carly Hanson

Carly Hanson

Sector Sustainability Coordinator

Carly Hanson started working with Community Legal Centres Queensland in 2017. As part of the Sector Sustainability Team, Carly supports community legal centres across Queensland to provide effective, high-quality services to their communities by facilitating training and professional development opportunities for staff and volunteers. She also undertakes projects and initiatives to promote innovation and collaboration and provides support to our members with accreditation and legal practice risk management frameworks. Carly has over 15 years’ experience in the private and community legal sectors, and in the tertiary education sector, and is passionate about providing holistic support to people experiencing disadvantage.