Farzana Choudhury is a human rights lawyer, specialising in disability discrimination and homelessness law. Farzana is the Disability Law Supervising Solicitor at Canberra Community Law (CCL) and was previously the Program Manager and Senior Solicitor with CCL's Street Law program which provides free legal assistance to people experiencing homelessness. Farzana has channelled her passion for social justice through various initiatives, including establishing a legal education and advice clinic for women in prison, setting up a mental health justice clinic and investigating the application of poverty discrimination law frameworks as a 2019 Churchill Fellow.
Farzana was awarded Pro Bono/Not-For-Profit/Community Legal Centre Lawyer of the Year at the 2023 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, ANU Young Alumna of the Year in 2020 and ACT Young Lawyer of the Year in 2019, in recognition of her professional and community engagement to support people facing barriers.
Farzana is a former President of the ACT Law Society and a member of the Law Council of Australia’s Access to Justice Committee.
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