Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Vanessa Vazquez

 Vanessa Vazquez

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Profile

Vanessa Vazquez is a lawyer at Whiteley Ironside & Shillington Solicitors in Orange, New South Wales and a part-time academic for the Centre for Law and Justice at Charles Sturt University.

Vanessa is a litigation lawyer with extensive experience in dispute resolution. She is an experienced advocate appearing in various tribunals, the District and Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Federal Court and High Court of Australia.

Vanessa works in the areas of dispute resolution, employment, insurance, personal injury, workers compensation, crime and migration. She has acted for a breadth of clients including individuals, large corporations, Councils and Government Departments.

She was admitted to practice in the New South Wales Supreme Court, The Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia in 2007.

Vanessa's career began in private practice in Sydney CBD at Crisp, Building & Construction Lawyers, Sparke Helmore Lawyers before moving into an in-house role with Aon Risk Services. In 2014, Vanessa relocated to regional New South Wales, accepting a a position with Whiteley Ironside & Shillington Solicitors.

Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Arts, (English, Texts & Writing) and a Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in Legal practice from the University of Western Sydney.

Vanessa is a registered migration agent, a member of the Migration Institute of Australia and the New South Wales Law Society.

Vanessa has assisted in subject writing for the CSU Bachelor of Law program. She has also lectured, marked and mentored CSU law students. Since 2015, Vanessa has been a tutor for CSU's Indigenous Academic Success Support Program for Law and Justice students.

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Teaching

LAW116 Writing and Communication for Legal Professionals

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Professional Memberships

Migration Institute of Australia, New South Wales Law Society

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