Leave of Absence
With the support of my FGD Business partners, I have accepted a temporary role forming part of a team exploring best practice in the area of Sexual Assault – at the prevention stage, the reporting stage and how matters are dealt with through the courts – and then to advocate for and work towards implementing reform in this area across the ACT.
This opportunity is unique and one which I am excited about as it is a chance to engage in systemic advocacy in an area which touches all our lives – directly or indirectly.
To enable me to explore this exciting opportunity, my Business partners have agreed that I will take a Leave of Absence for this role. I see their support of me taking up this role as an example of our Core Values in action as well as a positive example of FGD corporate citizenship.
Juliette is the Deputy MD at Farrar Gesini Dunn and has been with FGD since 2001.
She has worked in the legal industry for 24 years mainly in the area of Family Law. In her practice, she specialises in out of court solutions and managing and understanding conflict – drawing upon her experience as a litigation lawyer, as a Registrar of the Family Court of Australia and the work she has done in the area of Collaborative Law. She is known for being approachable, empathetic, kind and understanding.
In her role as Deputy CEO, she focuses on ensuring the people in her organisation are all passionate about the work that the organisation does and doing that work the best possible way in accordance with FGD’s raison d’etre and Values.
She grew up in Melbourne, has crossed the Nullarbor and loves the West and now calls Canberra home. Juliette is a mad sports fan, keen swimmer and wannabe runner and cyclist. She is known for her many strengths with a particular focus on Negotiated Settlements, Mediation, Collaborative Law and Complex financial structures.
Juliette has long been involved with community-based organisations – whether at the St Kilda Community Legal Centre in Melbourne or Sussex st Community Legal Centre in WA as a volunteer or working at the Aboriginal Legal Service in WA heading up its family law section or at Welfare Rights and Legal Centre and Women’s Legal Centre in Canberra.
She is currently on the Board of the Women’s Legal Centre and the Eastlake Football Club in Canberra.