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Rosslyn Monro

Rosslyn Monro


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. 

Cathy Baker

Cathy Baker

Communications Manager

(Currently on leave until June 2021)

Cathy works as Community Legal Centres Queensland Communication Manager. Her primary responsibility is to increase the profile and understanding of the work of Community Legal Centres Queensland and Queensland's community legal centres.

Cathy has worked in the communications field for close to twenty years, primarily with Not for Profit organisations specialising in child protection, health promotion and the arts.

Kerriann Dear

Sector Sustainability Coordinator

Kerriann started working with Community Legal Centres Queensland in early 2020. Kerriann is a social worker with more than 20 years experience in the not for profit sector.

Previously, Kerriann was the Director of Working Women Queensland (WWQ), and Co-Director of Basic Rights Queensland during its merger with WWQ in 2018/19.  She is a passionate advocate for social justice in the area of employment and workplace safety,

Kerriann was awarded the Emma Miller Award in 2019 recognising her long standing commitment to improving the status of women at work. Kerriann is also a mental health practitioner and currently sits on the Board of WorkCover Queensland.

Angela Hale

Ange Hale

Operations Coordinator

Ange is the Operations Coordinator at Community Legal Centres Queensland, where her role is to support the CLCQ team, and ensure Community Legal Centres Queensland runs efficiently and effectively. Ange has worked in operations and administration for fifteen years. Ange has worked in multiple roles and capacities across commercial legal and financial firms, federal and state government, and in not-for-profit and community organisations. She brings these well-rounded  and varied experiences to her role. Ange is passionate about community, social justice and technology, which drives her to assist the community legal sector in facilitating access to justice to those most in need.