Raelene Ellis joined Burchill and Horsey Lawyers in October 2007.
Raelene graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a specialisation in International Law in 2003. After taking some time off to travel Central America, Raelene was admitted as a solicitor in April 2005.
Raelene commenced her practice in law in regional Queensland initially in conjunction with Legal Aid Queensland as a Regional Placement solicitor. This afforded Raelene a variety of experience in all areas of law, including family law, criminal law, anti-discrimination, domestic violence, coronial inquests and criminal compensation. During that time, Raelene trained under an accredited Family Law specialist. Raelene is a qualified independent children’s lawyer.
Raelene is an accredited duty lawyer in both adult and children’s criminal matters and has practiced in that role since mid 2005. Raelene has spent time working and traveling abroad, including volunteering at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha Tanzania, under the auspices of the United Nations.
Raelene is committed to justice and therefore has a strong extra-curricula interest in international public law and human rights. Raelene is an active volunteer at Nundah Community Legal Centre in Brisbane. She is a current member of Queensland Council for Civil Liberties and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.
Raelene has also completed a Bachelor of Social Science in Development in 2008, completed her Masters in Law in 2009 and completed a Graduate Diploma of Applied Law (Family Law) in 2011.