First Nations Cadetships aim to boost Indigenous lawyer numbers

A Wiradjuri man from Cowra is one of three cadets who participated in the NSW government’s inaugural First Nations Cadetship program which has helped him launch his legal career.

Oliver John Williams recently completed his cadetship at the Seniors Rights Service and is now in his fourth year of a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice/Law at the University of NSW.

“I’ve developed so much passion and drive to work towards justice, to study harder and to learn all different types of law. The level of support and mentoring I have received has been invaluable, helping me secure a research role at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.”

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