Speaker

Wendy Herman (Clinic Supervisor)

About the organisation

Tenants Queensland (TQ) provides high-quality, free, independent tenant advisory services to assist tenants to understand their rights and responsibilities and sustain, as far as possible, safe and secure tenancies.

TQ delivers a range of tenant, legal and advisory services through the Community Legal Services Program (CLSP) and the Queensland Statewide Tenant Advice and Referral Service (QSTARS).

A key tenet of TQ’s work is to empower tenants to manage their tenancy issues while providing additional support to tenants where needed. TQ’s legal service also operates a law student advice clinic. The clinic runs in conjunction with the UQ Pro Bono Centre. As an elective course, the clinic provides six students per semester with a rare opportunity to work directly with clients vulnerable to legal problems related to their tenancies. Students work under TQ supervision. They learn the practical application of social justice principles and tenancy law with a diverse range of clients.

 

About The Witness Box

The Witness Box is an online series where UQ Law students interview noteworthy guests working in the profession. Released weekly and housed online 24/7, this series offers students, staff, alumni and professionals an opportunity to explore several organisations and specialties within the profession. Student interviewers also have the chance to establish a connection with their interviewees.

Whether you're staff, a student or the public, we're always looking for questions to ask in this series, so dive into the upcoming schedule below, and be sure to submit your questions online.

Plus, if you're a UQ Law student and want to delve deeper than each guest’s area of expertise, the challenges their industry faces and the available career paths, register your interest to become a student interviewer today. You will no doubt develop your soft skills and create great connections.

 

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