Catherine Eglezos

Bachelor of Laws (Hons) 2012, Bachelor of Arts 2012

Catherine Eglezos is a young law professional who has established a track record of professional excellence, leadership and service to the community.

Entering Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) as a graduate, Catherine's professional and community achievements have continued. As a member of the Disputes group, Catherine advises clients in relation to a range of commercial matters and has assisted in the conduct of litigation in the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Victoria. Catherine is also a volunteer solicitor with Inner Melbourne Community Legal and undertakes a range of pro bono work. Most notably, Catherine is involved in the Public Interest Advocacy Centre's International Crimes Evidence Project whereby she assists in conducting interviews and drafting witness statements of Melbourne-based witnesses.

Additionally, Catherine is Co-Chair and an Executive Committee member of the International Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria. A 2013 Student Mentor in the HSF Student Mentoring Program for high school students with potential but 'at risk of leaving school,' she now coordinates the program. Catherine also volunteers as a Law Student Mentor with Victorian Women Lawyers and the Women Barristers Association, a Program in which La Trobe University participates.

Catherine was awarded the Chief Justice's Medal for Academic Excellence and Community Service in 2013.