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LawRight helps Kara get a Bluecard

Kara* lived with domestic violence, had undiagnosed mental health issues and struggled to care for her disabled child. Her life spiralled downwards - she was binge drinking and one night she hurt the very people trying to help her. After this one-off offence, Kara got treatment, stopped drinking and decided to upgrade her health care qualifications. 

Kara needed a Blue Card and was denied one due to her unrecorded criminal conviction. With many hours of pro bono legal help from barrister Bridget O’Brien, LawRight’s Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Duty Lawyer Service helped Kara have Blue Card’s decision reviewed and reversed.  

Kara’s supportive family wrote to us:  “a massive thank you to the Law Right team...thank you for all your hard work and understanding.” 

(*not their real name) 

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