Donate to The Joanna Knight Scholarship

Joanna Knight Joanna (“Jo”) Knight was admitted as a lawyer in 2013 and worked for Marsdens Law Group for 7 years before commencing practise as a Barrister in 2020 at Frederick Jordan, then Culwulla Chambers in Sydney.

Jo reflected the very best of human nature; she was genuine, good natured, and a model family law practitioner. To those who met her, Jo left a lasting impression.

Throughout her legal career, Jo was passionate about public service. Through her hundreds of legal aid and pro bono briefs, Jo helped countless families as they navigated the legal system. Jo believed that socio-economic diversity in the legal profession would strongly benefit both the system and the community.

Read more about The Joanna Knight Scholarship
The Joanna Knight Scholarship will provide financial support to increase accessibility for women and First Nations law students/ solicitors. It will assist those experiencing financial disadvantage entering the legal profession and coming to the Bar, in particular:

• Women law students wanting to become practicing lawyers in NSW
• First Nations law students wanting to become practicing lawyers in NSW
• Women solicitors wanting to be admitted to the NSW Bar

For the first two scholarship streams, the funds will be provided for living expenses, practicing certificate and contribution toward PLT coursework fees. Recipients must agree to complete their PLT work experience at the member Community Legal Centre in NSW where they have successfully interviewed.

For the third scholarship stream, the funds will be provided to assist with the costs of the Bar Practice Course and barrister court dress.

The Joanna Knight Scholarship is a fund of Australian Communities Foundation, which is a public charitable foundation. All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

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