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Ruska-Keryn

Keryn Ruska

Solicitor, Human Rights and Civil Law Practice, Caxton Legal Centre

About Keryn

Keryn is a proud Nunukul woman of the Quandamooka people, Minjerribah. She has always had a keen interest in social justice and legal issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and pursued a career in law to advance those rights.

Keryn graduated from Melbourne University in 1997 and was admitted in 1998. She currently works for the Office of the Child and Family Official Solicitor (Department of Child Safety, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs). Keryn has previously worked at Caxton Legal Centre, Griffith University, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Legal and Advocacy Service, ATSIC, and the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation. During her career Keryn has served on various committees and boards to advocate for the rights and interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Keryn is currently a member of the Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Board and the QLS Human Rights and Public Law Committee. In recent years she was appointed to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group of the Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council and the editorial board of the Indigenous Law Bulletin. In 2020 she was awarded the QLS First Nations Solicitor of the Year.

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