Joanna Abraham

Joanna was born and raised in Singapore but moved to Australia in 2006. She is an Immigration & Refugee Lawyer who works with migrants from a variety of ethnic backgrounds (refugees and asylum seekers, victims of family violence, and those facing the prospect of visa cancellation or deportation). She has been a finalist for Migration Law in the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards, as well as the John Gibson Award (Young Migration Lawyer of the Year).

Being a migrant and cultural hybrid herself, Joanna is passionate about championing diversity, both in the legal profession and wider community. She is also passionate to help vulnerable members of our society have access to justice and legal advice and has enjoyed volunteering with the Flemington & Kensington Community Legal Centre, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, and Salvos Legal.

In addition to the VIRWC Board, Joanna is the Co-Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee at the Victorian Women’s Lawyers (VWL), she also volunteers with the Professional Migrant Women’s Group and has been a mentor at the Diverse Women’s Mentoring Association and Melbourne Law School.