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Our Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring Victoria Legal Aid meets its statutory objectives and carries out its functions and duties in accordance with the Legal Aid Act .
- using best endeavours to make legal aid available throughout the state
- determining priorities for the provision of legal aid
- controlling and administering the Legal Aid Fund
- providing funding for community legal centres
- liaising with professional bodies to facilitate the appropriate use of services provided by private practitioners
- carrying out legal education programs for the public and sections of the public who have special needs for legal education
- undertaking research into all aspects of legal aid and making recommendations to the Attorney-General about desirable law reform based on practice experience
- informing the public of legal aid services provided and the conditions on which those services are provided
- working with other legal aid commissions.
Board meeting public proceedings
To read the Board meeting minutes, see Public record of our Board in our Library Catalogue.
Our Board is made up of a chairperson and six directors nominated by the Victorian Attorney-General and appointed by the Governor-in-Council. At least one member must have experience in financial management, at least one must have experience in public management, at least one must have experience with criminal proceedings (either as a legal practitioner or a judicial officer) and at least one must have experience in other areas of legal practice engaged in by Victoria Legal Aid or its officers.
Bill Jaboor, Non-Executive Director and Chairperson
Bill was appointed as Chairperson of the Victoria Legal Aid Board on 1 October 2017. Bill has a distinguished public sector career as CEO of several local governments and has helped drive education, employment and development projects across the state for more than four decades. Bill holds a Masters in Business Administration from Deakin University and has also completed a course in the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s State and Local Government Program at Harvard University.
Robbie Campo, Non-Executive Director
Robbie Campo has extensive experience in governance, strategy, financial oversight, legal and regulatory policy, brand and communications, people and culture, public affairs, risk and operations. She has held senior executive roles in the superannuation industry for over two decades. Robbie has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and was appointed in October 2016.
George Habib, Non-Executive Director
George Habib is a clinical psychologist and employed as the Associate Director Wellbeing Services at the University of Melbourne. George was previously the deputy director of Psychology at Monash Health, and was part of the Psychology and Specialist Services’ Design team that has won innovation awards for developing new programs. George has previously worked in sexual assault and mental health services and held clinical leadership roles within government and non-government organisations. He sits on the academic board of the Cairnmillar Institute and maintains a clinical psychology private practice. George was appointed in July 2018.
Tal Karp, Non-Executive Director
Tal is an Olympian, lawyer and organisational strategist. Currently a Senior Expert and the Head of Innovation Practice and Sports Practice at Right Lane Consulting, Tal leads strategy, planning, organisational culture and stakeholder engagement projects for clients in the public and not for profit sectors. Tal has previously held senior legal practice and strategy roles with Victoria Legal Aid, the Sentencing Advisory Council, the Department of Justice and the Victorian Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence. After completing her law degree at the Australian National University with first class honours, Tal became Associate to Justice Hayne of the High Court of Australia. Tal is a Board Member of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, a Director of YMCA Australia and a Change our Game Ambassador for the Victorian Government. Tal was appointed in December 2020.
Clare Morton, Non-Executive Director
Clare Morton has extensive and broad-ranging experience as a legal and policy professional, as well as an executive officer within both the legal and government sectors. Clare holds a law degree and a social work degree from the University of Melbourne and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Recent roles include executive officer at the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria and acting CEO of the Coroners Court of Victoria. Clare has contributed to significant reform for victims in the criminal justice system and has been instrumental in staff health and wellbeing projects. Clare is currently Chair of the Coronial Council of Victoria and has a long involvement in the community through the community legal centre sector. Clare was appointed in October 2020.
Andrew Saunders , Non-Executive Director
Andrew Saunders is an experienced transformation leader for complex business, organisation and digital change, with broad experience in the health, government, finance and insurance sectors. He is currently a Board Director for Eastern Health and Dental Health Services Victoria, and Chair of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HiMSS) Asia Pacific. Andrew’s previous roles have included health chief information officer for Victoria, board director of Alfred Health, and chief executive for WorkSafe and the Transport Accident Commission’s Information and Technology Shared Solutions. Andrew was appointed July 2019.
Disclaimer: The material in this print-out relates to the law as it applies in the state of Victoria. It is intended as a general guide only. Readers should not act on the basis of any material in this print-out without getting legal advice about their own particular situations. Victoria Legal Aid disclaims any liability howsoever caused to any person in respect of any action taken in reliance on the contents of the publication.
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Reviewed 14 February 2022