Andrea starts close to home in this first episode, in speaking with Mollie O’Connor, an Aboriginal law student whose family is from Minjerribah (also known as Stradbroke Island) near Brisbane in Queensland, Australia.
As coordinator of its first access to justice hackathon Mollie is doing ground-breaking work as a founding member of The Legal Forecast, a not-for-profit organisation which aims to advance the legal profession through innovation and technology. She is a purpose driven individual, a humble and quiet achiever working on big things!
In this episode Mollie reveals why a group of law students set up a not for profit organisation, what drives her career choices and the factors that will make the most difference for those innovating in law.
Mollie may just be the cover girl for this podcast as she embodies its themes of innovation in law and a commitment to social justice. But in all seriousness, Mollie – and people like her - will be the guardians and leaders of the profession in the future.
The theme of this episode would have to be the importance and effectiveness of awareness raising, information sharing, and education and Mollie is committed to doing that for the issues close to her heart, namely Indigenous Rights, innovation and access to justice.
It was a delight talking with Mollie, please enjoy the conversation.
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