ABOUT OUR FIRM RAISE LAW
Raise Law was established in 2016 with a goal to provide a voice for children involved in court proceedings. Since then, and following a move to the Sunshine Coast, we have expanded our focus and now represent people of all ages, although we still retain a particular interest in helping children.
We operate without a permanent office, which means we are able to keep our costs to a minimum and we pass on that benefit to you through lower legal fees. We therefore conduct many of our appointments via phone or electronic means, but will of course meet you face-to-face when required. We maintain a serviced office at Birtinya for that purpose.
ABOUT OUR PRINCIPAL RAELENE ELLIS
Raelene is the Principal of Raise Law. She has been practising Family and Criminal Law since 2005.
Raelene graduated from University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Law with Honours and a specialisation in International Law in 2003.
After taking some time to travel to Central America, Raelene was admitted as a solicitor in April 2005 and commenced her practice in law in regional Queensland. Here she initially worked in conjunction with Legal Aid as Regional Placement solicitor and training under an accredited Family Law specialist. During that time, while her practice largely focused on Family and Criminal Law, Raelene had the opportunity to also undertake a general law practice.
She is a qualified Independent Children’s Lawyer since 2011 and a Separate Representative since 2015 as well as being an accredited duty lawyer in both adult and children’s criminal matters.
Raelene also has a Bachelor of Social Science in Development (2008), a Masters in Law (2009) and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Law (Family Law) (2011).
Raelene is committed to justice and as such, she as been an active volunteer at various Community Legal Centres since 2004 where she provides one-on-one advice, edits legal publications and participates in mentoring of junior/trainee solicitors.
Her strong human rights interests also saw her previously volunteering at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha Tanzania, under the auspices of the United Nations.
In 2016 Raelene established Raise Law and in late 2017 Raelene and her family moved to the Sunshine Coast, Queensland where they enjoy the love of our relaxed environment and the beach.