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Sharon Giardina
Senior Associate Lawyer , Legal
Cairns, Australia
Lawyer, business consultant and project coordinator with 6+ years experience and working background in private practice, NGOs and governmental organisations seeking opportunities in international development. Willing to re-locate.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Diverse professional experience, including: refugee and asylum seeker law (active in Australian domestic framework, international law framework and within European Union/Dublin regulations frameworks), Australian domestic criminal defence, native title, civil and administrative law and wills and estates. Grant writing, sponsorship and fundraising for NGO's based in Kenya and Australia. Content creation for social enterprises and digital platforms with bases in Germany and Australia. Corporate governance and sustainability with registered native title body corporates, land trusts and Indigenous corporations (AUS).
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Australian National University); Bachelor of Laws (majoring in human rights) (University of Canberra); Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (University of Canberra); The Age of Sustainable Development, MOOCs (Columbia University); Diploma of Counselling (Careers Australia). Various other coursework completed as part of continuing professional development annual currency accreditation.
Affiliations and Achievements:
• Queensland Law Society: General Member;
• Australian Lawyers For Human Rights: General Member:
• NSW Young Lawyers: Member, Human Rights Committee, Public Law & Governance and Business Law Sub-Committee’s (2017);
• Strategic Advocacy for Human Rights (SAHRs) – Research and article writing (2017);
• University of Canberra Law Society: President (2016), Vice President of Careers (2015), Isaacs’ Law Society Publications Director (2014);
• Representative/competitor of University of Canberra at Australian Law Students Association (ALSA) Conference (2014/15);
• Competitor of University of Canberra at Chartered Institute of Arbitration, International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2015).


• Young Diplomats (
• New South Wales Young Lawyers sub-committees publications (The Vibe);
• Published articles for legal forums (;
• Constitutional Education Fund Australia and ‘Go to Court’ articles;
• Publication in 2014 issue’s of Australian Law Societies Association Monthly.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Being headhunted – make me an offer

    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Spanish, Italian
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