Holly Williamson's Stepping Into story

Sun 22 February 2015

In our Annual Report 2012, we featured law student intern Holly Williamson, and her supervisor John McDonnell from the Crown Solicitor's Office, who participated in the Stepping Into 2012 winter program. For her internship, Holly worked as a paralegal in John's Administrative Law Team at the CSO's Sydney CBD office.

Stepping Into student intern 2012, Holly Williamson
"The Crown Solicitor's Office has offered me valuable legal experience and mentoring in a professional and extremely supportive environment. The experience has increased my confidence and my ability to handle my disability in the workplace. I particularly appreciated Respect day, where diversity is celebrated, as it speaks volumes about the CSO’s attitude toward those with differences."

 Holly Williamson & John McConnell

John McDonnell, Crown Solicitor’s Office
"Being a paralegal at the CSO is always a busy and challenging experience, which requires lots of patience and some heroic qualities. Holly's skills and confidence developed very quickly over the four months, to such an extent that she was able to successfully fulfil the role of sole provider of paralegal services some days, and even to train other paralegals. Holly's enthusiasm and easy manner made her very popular in the group and she has made some life-long friendships. We hope she will come back to work with us again in the future".

For more information on Stepping Into, please contact Program Manager Stephanie Littlewood at stephanie.littlewood@and.org.au or 02 8270 9200.

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