Angela Lynch is a highly accomplished legal professional, an advocate for women’s safety, and the CEO of the Women’s Legal Service (WLS).

With more than 26 years in the Queensland domestic violence legal sector, Angela has developed a deep understanding of the issues confronting women who have experienced domestic violence, translating practical legal knowledge and experience into significant law reform, policy, community legal education, and safer client outcomes.

In 1994, Angela commenced her career at Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ). In the 26 years since, Angela has held multiple key positions within the organisation, including Complex Casework Solicitor and a five-year employment as principal solicitor. As a casework and principal solicitor at WLSQ, Angela provided critical assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Angela was the legal reform and community legal education lawyer for eight years, during which time she was integral in developing WLSQ’s law reform submissions and policy. As CEO Angela drives the direction of WLSQ and under her leadership, WLSQ has significantly expanded and helped more women in 2020 than any other year in the organisation’s history.

In addition to all of her achievements thus far, Angela continues to impress as she is a member of the Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board and is a member of the Queensland Sexual Violence Roundtable. She was awarded the 2017 Women’s Agenda leadership in the legal sector award and the Lawyer’s Weekly 2017 Not for Profit Lawyer of the Year and the Women in Law excellence award. Angela was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia medal (AM) for her services to domestic violence prevention in 2019.

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