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Samantha Fitzsimons

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Decisions of Government and Statutory Bodies, Federal Court, Migration
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About Samantha

I was admitted to practice law in 2007. After working for an aviation lawyer in corporate law for a brief period, I moved into migration law.I am a member of the Migration Law committee of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) (including co-chair from 2018 to 2021). I am a member of the Technology and Law committee (LIV) and a member of the Law Council of Australia. In May 2021 I was appointed to the Family Violence Working Group of the LIV.I have presented professional development seminars for the LIV, Leo Cussen, Legalwise and presented at the 2019 Law Council Immigration Law conference. I work actively with the LIV through the Migration Law committee in organising continuing professional development seminars for Victorian lawyers.

I am passionate about “new” law firms that use technology to work efficiently but also those firms, like ours, that are driven by excellent customer service and transparency.Prior to practising law, I worked in international aid, primarily for World Vision Australia, and then World Vision Ireland. I have lived and worked in Zimbabwe and travelled extensively throughout Africa. It was working in international aid that spurned my desire to work with refugees albeit in a legal capacity.

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Outside of being a lawyer

I am married with two children and an adored dog, Archie. I am an amateur photographer, and enjoy a social hit of tennis, love swimming and love reading (particularly crime fiction). One of my favourite things to do is to walk through my local parks or through Melbourne’s beautiful laneways, taking photos.