Law Week 2017 Justice Journeys

Justice Journeys

More than 260 students applied to participate in the 2017 Law Week job shadowing program with many placed in a variety of roles across the justice sector. They share their Justice Journeys with us in a range of creative formats including images, video and written content.

Check out the 2016 Justice Journeys.

Student experiences


Rebecca, a criminology and criminal justice student studying at Griffith University spent 2 days with Gaming Services Branch, a division of the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation.


Spending the day with DJAG’s Director-General highlighted there’s more to law and justice than the courtroom.


Amye spent a week with Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council.


Katja, a Griffith criminology student went behind the scenes at Mackay Courthouse, to shadow the very busy Deputy Registrar, Colette.


Seeing the second reading of a Bill in Parliament was one of the highlights of Jamie’s Justice Journey.


Shay-Lee spent her Justice Journey at Rockhampton's Youth justice Service Centre.

Meghean and Emma

Emma, from Griffith University and Meghean from QUT spent their Justice Journey at the Public Trustee.


Cassandra spent the day job shadowing the Youth Justice Policy, Research and Partnerships team.


James' Justice Journey was with the Courts Innovation Program, a division of Queensland Courts.


Spending three days at Cleveland Magistrates Court reinforced Tobias’s interest in, and passion for, criminal law.


Noori spent a day meeting the team at the Probation and Parole District Office in Logan City.


William’s two days at Brisbane Magistrates Court has motivated him to pursue a criminal justice career.

Kiarah, Rochelle and Olivia

Three students ventured behind the scenes on a visit to QCS’s High Risk Offender Management Unit.

Bec, Caitlin, Fleur, Nana, and Natalie

Five tertiary students spent three days at Wolston Correctional Centre, a high security men’s prison in Brisbane.

Christine and Alexandra

Christine and Alexandra spent an evening at the Channel Seven Studio, experiencing first hand the supervision of a Gold Lotto draw.


Ashlee had the opportunity to job shadow a Victim Coordination Officer from Victim Assist Queensland.


Roberto completed two days at the Supreme Court Library Queensland brushing up on his legal research skills.


Stephanie spent her Justice Journey at the Brisbane Central Probation and Parole Office.


Rachel spent her day with the Minister for Corrective Services

Kimberley and Michaela

Kimberley and Michaela had a jam-packed five days with Legal Aid Queensland.


A job shadow with Queensland’s Attorney-General was an agile exercise for law student Princess.


Bradley is a third year student at Griffith University studying a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Psychological Science.


Rebecca, a Bachelor of Laws student at Griffith University spent two days at the Specialist Domestic Violence Court in Southport


Crusoe-Blue was one of five university students who attended the Townsville Correctional Centre for a four-day Justice Journey.


Amanda is a third year Bachelor of Laws student at James Cook University. She spent her Justice Journey placement at the Townsville Probation and Parole Office.


Jessica spent the day learning about the Youth Justice Transition 2 Success team and court coordinators.


Riley spent three days at QEII Courts of Law and gained a first-hand view of the inner workings of court.


Carley spent two days job shadowing a Youth Justice court coordinator and case manager for Redlands Youth Justice Centre.


Kady spent two days at Cairns Courthouse job shadowing Magistrate Trevor Black


Daisy spent her Justice Journey placement at Burleigh Heads Probation and Parole district office.

Staff profiles

ODPP work experience program

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) Work Experience Program offers students the opportunity to gain direct experience in criminal law.

Queensland Corrective Services

We follow the Justice Journey of three Queensland Corrective Services Academy trainees

Probation and Parole Roma District Office

Queensland’s west is a world of its own – vast, beautiful and with its own set of challenges. This just part of the job for the Roma Probation and Parole District Office.

Sergeant Lisa Buchanan

Sergeant Lisa Buchanan is the Office in Charge of Innisfail Prosecutions.

Tenneil Murray

Tenneil gives us an insight into her roles within Youth Justice.

Maree Stinson

Maree has worked at the courthouse for almost 20 years, and managed it single-handedly for the past 3 years.

Peta Radnidge

Peta has what some might call a very ‘explosive’ job!

Belinda Nevell

Belinda’s role as a negotiator is all about communication.

Julie Hall

A celebrant at the Brisbane Registry for more than 10 years, Julie takes us through a typical day for her—but one of the most important days for her clients…their wedding.

Rob Turra

Robert Turra is Coordinator of the Specialist Domestic Violence Court in Southport, helping to end the cycle of violence in Queensland communities.

Gaye O'Sullivan

Gaye O'Sullivan is the Manager of the Cherbourg Youth Justice Centre where every day is different.

Child protection duty lawyer

Legal Aid Queensland's child protection duty lawyers are at the frontline - navigating the highly complex and often emotionally-charged child protection legal system.

Corporate Governance Unit

Gain an insight into the CGU and the role they play within DJAG: The amount of planning they do and every aspect they take into account.

Magistrate Cathy McLennan

Follow Magistrate McLennan’s journey to magistracy

Peter Carne

Peter Carne is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Public Trustee of Queensland. We asked him about his Justice Journey and advice he has for law people starting out on their justice careers.

Graham and Chris

Land Court staff Graham (left) and Chris have busy jobs, but they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Christine Smyth

With a passion for helping people, Christine has worked for many years as a solicitor in private practice and in 2017 became the fifth woman appointed as President of the Queensland Law Society.  Here Christine takes us on her Justice Journey, as well as that of the Law Society.

Looking back


Now living interstate, Georgia reflects on her 2016 Justice Journey.


Madison spent her 2016 Justice Journey with the Director-General of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.


Peter spent his 2016 Justice Journey at the Supreme Court Library Queensland.