Voluntary Litigation Assistants

Venette Choi

Venette has just completed her law studies at the Australian Catholic University. She believes that legal assistance should be accessible for everyone. Her interests include migration, environmental causes, history, travel and health & wellbeing.

Dilini Dandeniya

Dilini is an overseas qualified legal practitioner who has worked in Sri Lanka for more than 10 years. She has a Masters in Laws of International Trade from the University of Wales, United Kingdom and a Diploma in Legal Services in NSW. She is currently undertaking a Diploma in Law with LPAB to complete her formal legal education in NSW to become a Solicitor. Her legal interest areas include criminal law, family law and property law. In her spare time she enjoys reading and baking.

Steven Hopley

Steven is a playwright, actor and theatre director with a passion for social equality and human rights. He has had over 20 plays produced around Australia and internationally, including several ‘living history’ productions as writer-in-residence for Convict Footprints. He is also an award-winning director, and is the founder and Artistic Director of the Sydney Shakespeare Company.

Helen Jones

Helen is a qualified solicitor who has worked in five countries and lived in eight, before returning to Australia to practice law. Her earlier experience includes advising on the emerging China market at one of the big accounting firms, business development at an international law firm and researching access to justice for a professor at NYU.

Danielle Lamborn

Danielle is a fourth year Bachelor of Law/Arts student at the Australian Catholic University majoring in Political Science. Her legal interest areas include environmental law, administrative law and property law. Danielle firmly advocates for access to justice in all areas of law with this being the driving force behind her involvement in the Refugee Law Project. In her spare time Danielle enjoys bushwalking, travel and playing her Nintendo.

Danika Lee

Danika has recently completed her Bachelor of Laws at the Australian Catholic University and is currently completing her PLT at the College of Law. Her legal interest areas include criminal law, family law and administrative law. In her spare time she enjoys going for bush walks, camping and spending quality time with friends and family.

Nghia Nguyen-Le

Nghia Nguyen-Le is a senior leader and mentor with over 10 years’ experience in strategy, project, and program management for the Government and Non-Government Sector. Nghia has a Masters in International Social Development (Refugees and Forced Migration) and a Masters in International Studies. She has studied in Germany and worked in the United Kingdom where she applied strategic influence in both humanitarian and corporate responsibilities. She is passionate about delivering sustainable humanitarian initiatives that drive human rights policies and practices, promotes good governance, best practice and active citizenship, as well as implementing solutions to pressing social impact issues.

Rory O’Sullivan

Rory is a Bachelor of Law graduate. He is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice at the Australian Catholic University. Being involved with the Refugee Law Project has been a vital experience for him, enabling him to communicate and help people that would otherwise be unrepresented in a foreign court system. His interests include migration and criminal law, board games and tennis.