Volunteer-2-Lawyer Success Story at West Heidelberg Community Legal – Congratulations Ankita!

September 29, 2022 · News

Please join us in congratulating Ankita Krishna who was admitted to practice as a lawyer yesterday! A huge moment that comes after years of hard work.

Ankita commenced volunteering at Banyule Community Health West Heidelberg Community Legal service in December 2019 as a law clerk undertaking triage and intake for legal enquiries while still at university.

In late 2020 Ankita’s aptitude for and interest in family law saw her move into a new volunteer role as legal assistant working with our WHCL family law/family violence team whilst completing her final year studies. Ankita graduated from law at La Trobe University in December 2021 and in early 2022 Ankita was successful in obtaining a role as a paralegal within our WHCL generalist team whilst completing her practical legal training (PLT).

After receiving her certificate to practice yesterday, we are proud to announce that Ankita will soon join the WHCL team as a graduate lawyer.

Congratulations Ankita. We loved having you assist the community as a student volunteer and PLT, and are thrilled to have you on our team now as a graduate lawyer.