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The EDOWA Management Committee is seeking expressions of interest for the position of Principal Solicitor.

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The Environmental Defender’s Office of Western Australia (EDOWA) is a not-for-profit and non-government organisation that specialises in public interest environmental law.

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  • Job Advertisement – Principal Solicitor

    Job Advertisement – Principal Solicitor

    The Management Committee of the Environmental Defender’s Office WA (Inc) (EDOWA) is seeking expressions of interest for the position of Principal Solicitor.

  • EDOWA 2019 Volunteer Callout — Media & Communications

    EDOWA 2019 Volunteer Callout — Media & Communications

    What’s this all about?  The Environmental Defender’s Office of WA (EDOWA) is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and Community Legal Centre (CLC) with an exciting opportunity for a communications graduate — or student — to join the team in 2019, starting January. What would I be doing? You will be responsible for drafting copy for external... Read more »

  • Connection To Country Exhibition Catalogue Online Now

    Connection To Country Exhibition Catalogue Online Now

    Click here to view the artworks up for grabs! A massive thank you to all of you who came to the Connection to Country exhibition launch on Friday evening. We were overwhelmed with the turn out and support shown to us for one of our key fundraising initiatives of the year. We are pleased to... Read more »

“Empowering the community to protect the environment through law”

Protection of WA’s environment by providing individuals and community groups with environmental legal services including advice, education, representation and opportunity to participate in reform of laws affecting the environment.

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  • Hi, I am Declan

    Declan commenced with the EDOWA on January 9 2017 and is one of Western Australia’s most respected environmental lawyers with a distinguished record of service to community and civil society organisations. Through his professional legal experience, Declan has a detailed understanding of all aspects of environmental law, including environmental impact assessment, water management, biodiversity conservation, climate change, Aboriginal heritage, mining and land access, and human rights.

    Declan Doherty
    Principal Solicitor

  • Hi, I am Hugh

    Hugh is a lecturer at the Curtin Law School with a research focus in environmental law and policy. He obtained a PhD in Biological Sciences from Murdoch University in 2005 and has worked extensively as a wildlife biologist, both in Australia and internationally. Hugh enjoys learning through the eyes of his four-year old son and also serves on management committee of an early childhood learning centre.

    Dr. Hugh Finn
    EDOWA Convenor

  • Hi, I am Victoria

    Victoria graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2017 and was admitted to practice in November 2018. Victoria enjoys working on key environmental advices, cases and law reform projects, and is extremely passionate about protecting and preserving the natural environment.

    Victoria Sozzi
    Solicitor

  • Hi, I am Sarah

    Sarah was admitted to practice in June 2018. She graduated from Curtin University in 2017 and is currently studying a Master of Environmental Law at the University of Melbourne. Sarah loves working at EDOWA due to its exposure to a wide range of environmental issues, great people and crucial contribution to the protection of Western Australia’s environment.

    Sarah Flynne
    Solicitor

  • Hi, I am Ruby

    Ruby graduated from the UWA Juris Doctor in 2017 and was admitted to practice in December 2018. Ruby enjoys working with the passionate EDOWA team on a wide range of legal matters, especially public interest litigation, environmental law reform, and administrative review of government action.

    Ruby Hamilton
    Solicitor