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Karly Warner


Karly Warner is a proud Tasmanian Aboriginal woman with connections to the Cowen and the Lockley families. She is executive officer of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services and former chair of the Administrative Law and Human Rights Executive Committee at the Law Institute of Victoria. She is also an advisor on the Aboriginal Advisory Council at Lander and Rogers. Karly has a passion for human rights and a demonstrated experience fighting for justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. 

Previously, Karly was a practicing lawyer at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, with experiencing working across criminal, civil, children, youth and family law. Karly has a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University and has previously worked in private practice and within a legal policy role for the now Victorian Government Department of Justice and Regulation. She was the president of the Tarwirri Indigenous Law Students and Lawyers Association of Victoria and continues to serve as an active committee member. 

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