Julie practices in all facets of criminal law. She has appeared in interstate jurisdictions and internationally.
She was appointed Senior Counsel in 2016.
Criminal law. Julie is an experienced trial advocate. She has appeared in criminal trials in both the Supreme Court and the County Court of Victoria and has conducted appeals in the Court of Appeal. Julie is also a Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial preferred barrister.
Human Rights- From 1999-2001, employed by Aboriginal Legal Services in Katherine, Darwin and Alice Springs as a Criminal Lawyer. Appearance work in all courts as Defence Counsel and in Coronial Inquests. Involved in the submission to the United Nations Human Rights committee in 2000, seeking a declaration against Mandatory Sentencing in the Northern Territory and its affect on Aboriginal Defendants. Has written and presented papers on the Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Report and Aboriginal Customary Law.
International Criminal Law- May 2006- July 2006. Legal Consultant to the Defence Team of OTP v Krajisnik at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague. July 2006- November 2007- Engaged as Defence Co-Counsel in OTP v Popovic, “Srebrenica Trial”. ICTY, The Hague, the largest genocide trial to be conducted on European soil since Nuremberg. Julie is also on the List of Defence Counsel eligible to practice at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, based in Phnom Penh. She has also provided pro bono legal advice to persons on death row in Indonesia under the auspices of Reprieve Australia. More recently she was a member of the legal team providing legal asistance to Yoshe Taylor, an Australian national undergoing sentence in Phnom Penh,Cambodia
Education – By invitation of the Victorian Bar, Julie has traveled to Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu on a number of occasions to teach Law Students and members of the profession advocacy workshops.