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SHOSHANA O'BRIEN

Shoshana OBrien

SHOSHANA O'BRIEN - VOLUNTEER

MY EXPERIENCE AT NAAFLS

I had an amazing time interning at NAAFLS. The office was incredibly supportive of my growth as a lawyer. I was given a high degree of responsibility. I wrote and researched a best practices appeals guide for denials of adequate victim compensation by the Crime Victims and Services Unit, an administrative agency which compensates victims of crime. Researched and interpreted recent domestic violence legislation in the Northern Territory in preparation for possible appeals of adverse decisions. I reviewed police documents in preparation for domestic violence trials, and I wrote and researched a paper tracking the health consequences of various legal responses to domestic violence in Australia and the United States. The lawyers at NAAFLS helped me to hone my legal writing and research skills. Most importantly, throughout my work, I felt as if I made a real difference in peoples' lives, and I discovered a new culture to celebrate.