Has been instrumental in law reform and initiating programs for women in the law.
Svetlana, together with her parents and younger siblings migrated to Australia when she was 9 years old and witnessed some of the challenges that her parents and relatives faced because of their language barriers. This inspired her to work hard and educate herself to reach a capacity where she could assist individuals and families who are faced with similar circumstances.
Svetlana commenced working in the legal profession as a legal secretary and a law clerk when she married in 1990, working for a private law firm in Sydney and then moving to Canberra. She worked at the office of the ACT Government Solicitor and then as a clerk for a Queen’s Counsel at the Canberra Bar, before she joined the ACT Bar Association in February 2002 as its Chief Executive Officer continuing in this role until August 2016. During this period, not only did Svetlana complete her law studies, being admitted as a solicitor in late 2015, she was instrumental in law reform and initiating programs for women in the law, and providing support to the local community.
Svetlana commenced working as a solicitor with Maliganis Edwards Johnson in February 2017 and is predominately involved in workers compensation and other common law claims.