Our Legal Practice 

Kurnai Legal Practice is a Criminal Defence firm that applies Legal Expertise through a Client-First, Holistic, Culturally Competent and Results-Driven Philosophy to Achieve the Best Possible Outcomes for Our Clients. 

MISSION

We at Kurnai Legal Practice will uphold and maintain a relentless and steadfast commitment to providing our clients with a consistent high level of representation and service including providing a culturally competent service to Indigenous Australians and other minority-marginalized groups.  

 

VISION

  • To be the leading, trusted and reliable law firm by excelling for our clients at every level. 

  • To serve as the state’s leader in the field of Criminal Defense Law.

  • We strive to be the standard for excellence in the field of Criminal Defense law.

  • Be the “go-to” counsel for all your Criminal Defense needs.

 

PURPOSE & COMMITTMENT STATEMENT 

Our Practice is committed to providing our clients with professional, responsive, courteous and culturally friendly treatment from all of our team members.

We will continue our history of providing a work culture where equal opportunity and advancement is available to all of our employees regardless of sex, race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnic background.

 

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Illustration: Client-First Service Design, Needs Assessment & Priorities Framework 

APPROACH - HOLISTIC & COLLABORATIVELY

Our approach focuses on providing a holistic defense, in which our team work in interdisciplinary teams to address both the immediate case and the underlying life circumstances - such as disadvantage, drug addiction, mental illness, cultural barriers, or family or housing instability - that contribute to client contact with the criminal justice system. Our holistic defense contrasts with the traditional public defense model that emphasizes criminal representation and courtroom advocacy.

 

PRIORITIES & CLIENT SERVICES

  • Client-First Culture & Client Relations

  • Harness the Right Team: Hiring Laterals

  • Information & Resources

  • Access and Referral to Support Services

 

Not limited to, Kurnai Legal Practice may also consider the following in order to assess priority for applicants: 

  • Likelihood of Custody (Either Existing or Potential etc.)

  • Risk to Persons Health & Safety 

  • Capability & Cultural Well-being At Risk

  • Possibility of further disadvantage if person doesn't receive legal assistance

SPECIALIST ACCREDITATION, LAW INSTITUTE OF VICTORIA (LIV)

Kurnai Legal Practice LIV Accredited Specialisation sets it apart as an expert in Criminal Law field, providing a definitive mark of excellence for our peers and clients.

RESULTS ORIENTATED 

Our Lawyers at Kurnai Legal Practice pride themselves in ensuring that every avenue of preparation is undertaken to ensure your rights are protected and you obtain the best possible result. It is often a result of this kind of preparation your matters can be resolved without the need for a trial.  

HIGH PROFILE CASES 

Our Lawyers at Kurnai Legal Practice have experience in all criminal and quasi-criminal offences including homicides, impaired driving/DUIs, drug offences, sexual assault, aggravated assault, domestic assault, weapons/firearm offences, internet offences and other offences. We have built our reputation as tough effective advocates by taking on difficult high profile cases.

HUMAN RIGHTS & FREEDOMS

Kurnai Legal Practice is a fearless, independent organisation that protects and promotes human rights and freedoms of all people.

 

PAYMENT PLAN

We offer a variety of fees. Our fees are reviewed with you in detail with no surprises. We offer affordable payment plan options and are able to arrange a payment structure that works for you. 

KNOWING THE COURTS

Every Jurisdiction and every courthouse has its own way of doing things. We have represented our clients throughout the State of Victoria.