Volunteer, Agent at Refugee
VIC - Melbourne Metro
Specialties
Volunteer
Supervisor
Manager
Team Player
Management
Customer Service
Data Entry Clerk
Case Manager
Officer
Paralegal
Community Corrections Officer

I have good verbal and written communication skills.I have worked closely with clients from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

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Immigration Legal Centre - Volunteer, Agent at Refugee
VIC, Australia
Specialties
Volunteer
Responsibilities
  • Advise on immigration matters and prepare casework
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Carers of Africa Inc. - Manager
Government, Defence, Public Services - Legal
Australia
Specialties
Supervisor
Manager
Volunteer
Team Player
Management
Responsibilities
  • Manage client portfolio in General Skilled Migration, Partner visas, Student visas, Bridging Visas & all other Visas
  • Provide information and advice to potential migrants, prepare and lodge visa applications
  • Acts as an intermediary to legally represent clients during visa processing and before review bodies
  • Liaise with Legal Professionals in relation to judicial review matters
  • Compilation and preparation of applications for visa and relevant skills assessments
  • Monitor changes to Migration law and provide report / assessment on the changes
  • Research relevant areas of law to help processing ongoing cases
  • Liaise with relevant government and non-government bodies including Department of Immigration and Border Protection to help processing ongoing cases
  • Management of clients' information and files ;
  • Record and follow up on deadlines (ie Clients' visa expiry date, late date for visa application lodgement, dates for change of immigration law)
  • Prepare letters to be sent to various organisations requesting documents and/or convince them to provide help with ongoing cases ;
Carers of Africa Inc. - Manager
Professional Services & Others - Legal
VIC, Australia
Specialties
Customer Service
Volunteer
Team Player
Data Entry Clerk
Responsibilities
  • Advise on legal matters
  • Prepare file notes
  • Research on available means of assistance
Achievements
  • To assist the vulnerable in the community
  • To give back to the community
TAI - LAWYERS
Australia
Responsibilities
  • Assisted with personal injuries matters of clients who had sustained injuries caused by motor accidents, workplace accidents, in a public place or by faulty products
  • Drafted court documents for compensation for damages sustained
  • Prepared applications, submissions and reports on Protection Visas
  • Provided advice on Partner Visas, Business Visas, Investment Visas and all other areas of law in litigation matters
  • Prepared research on ENS (Employer Nomination Scheme) and RSMS (Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme) Visas
  • Ensured that all documentation was filed and served within limited time limits
  • Assessed evidentiary material for admissibility and appropriate resolution
  • Undertook legal research, consultation and liaison to gather information on specific issues
  • Provided written and verbal advice and analysis to management and senior staff to ensure the effective prosecution of criminal cases within limited time constraints
  • Prepared accurate and concise memoranda on legal issues arising out of prosecution files, including providing legal advice for senior solicitors and to external stakeholders within agreed time limits
  • Managed a range of interpersonal interactions both internal and external
  • Interpreted and applied legislation and internal policies within the criminal law as applicable to prosecution files
  • Manages allocated files to comply with office operating and legal case management system standards, including meeting set targets and providing monthly reports to management
  • Ensured cases were competently, efficiently and expeditiously prepared and properly presented before the Court
  • Pursued resolution of individual allocated cases in a proactive manner at all stages of the prosecution process in accordance with the company policy
  • Provided advice / assistance to police, counsel and other prosecuting or investigating authorities
  • Took into account the needs of victims in accordance with the relevant legislation ;
Peninsula Community Legal Centre - Volunteer
Australia
Specialties
Volunteer
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AMES SETTLEMENT SERVICES - Case Manager
Australia
Specialties
Manager
Case Manager
Responsibilities
  • Provided holistic and comprehensive case management services to all clients including: intake assessment, benefit assessment, goal setting, long-term case plan development, weekly case plan development, progress monitoring, individual money management, tenant education, advocacy and referrals
  • Maintained accurate, confidential client records and managed complex caseloads in accordance with organisational standards
  • Conducted needs assessment interviews including physical, mental health, housing, Australian laws, income, and employment and provided appropriate referrals
  • Initiated and facilitated linkages and access for clients with appropriate service in line with program requirements
  • Followed-up with clients and agencies as appropriate to document use/success of referral
  • Input accurate and complete data for all contacts with clients into agency database
  • Provide all required documentation in a timely manner, which included client follow-up, outcome evaluation, client contact sheets, and evaluations.
  • Participated in regular staff meetings, staff training programs, supervisory sessions, and accepted the responsibility for aiding the development of positive team relationships
  • Adhered to agency policy, procedures and the professional code of ethics ;
- - Volunteer Administrative Support Officer
Australia
Specialties
Officer
Volunteer
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Peninsula Community Legal Centre - Volunteer Paralegal
Australia
Specialties
Paralegal
Volunteer
CORRECTIONS VICTORIA - Community Corrections Officer
Australia
Specialties
Community Corrections Officer
Officer
Responsibilities
  • Interviewed offenders and monitored compliance ;
  • Facilitated offender attendance at educational, assessment and treatment programs
  • Arranged community work for offenders; contract worksites for clients with community based orders
  • Prepared assessments for the courts ;
  • Operated the computerised case management system and used MS Office applications to prepare case-related correspondence and reports
  • Updated records on the Ejustice system with regard to offender attendance on work allocated and contracted work sites for clients ;
JUDICIAL SERVICE OF GHANA - -
Ghana
Responsibilities
  • Received cases to be put before the courts, receipted and registered filed documents
  • Conducted preliminary examinations of all applications for their efficient listing
  • Scheduled dates for hearing and selected the panel of judges for a court sitting
  • Provided clerks for the courts, prepared documents to supplement cases and managed court files
  • Provided operational support to the Civil Court Judges; conducted mediations and exercised delegated judicial authority
  • Prepared settlement of records and prepared files for Hearing Certifying court orders and judgments
  • Liaised with court stakeholders (public, lawyers, bailiffs, Probation Officers)
  • Coordinated court required activities and issued licences and certificates
  • Assisted the Judges and Associate Judges in managing their workload efficiently
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Education and Qualifications

Year Qualifications Level Institution
2012 Graduate Diploma - Legal Practice Graduate Diploma Leo Cussen Institute No
2010 Bachelor of Laws Other Deakin University No
2001 Qualified Certificate in Law Other Ghana School of Law No
1992 Bachelor of Arts - Social Sciences Other Kwame Nkrumah University of Science Technology No
- Other Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology No
- Other Deakin University No

Achievements Summary

Vice President of Queen Elisabeth Hall of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology in 1992 First woman Court Appeal Registrar in the Judicial service of Ghana in 2003.