The Wide Bay Burnett Community Legal Service (WBBCLS) last month welcomed two outstanding University of Queensland law students, Giaan Robinson and Zane Werchon, who completed work placement with the service.

Over the course of their placement, Giaan and Zane demonstrated exceptional dedication and enthusiasm, actively engaging in various facets of WBBCLS’s operations.

Throughout their time with WBBCLS, the students had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the service’s daily activities, gaining invaluable hands-on experience.

They participated in and observed nearly all aspects of the organisation's operations, including accompanying solicitors during client interviews, assisting in advice preparation and delivery, and attending outreach sessions in both Bundaberg and Gympie.

The students also showed a commitment to community engagement by joining Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS) social workers on a home visit, where they gained insight into the multifaceted support provided to vulnerable community members.

Additionally, they gained valuable administrative experience by shadowing staff and observing WBBCLS's intake system, further enhancing their understanding of legal service delivery.

Giaan Robinson (L) and Zane Werchon (R) with HBNC Legal and Professional Services Manager, Ray Hill.

Ray Hill, HBNC’s Legal and Professional Services Manager, expressed his admiration for Giaan and Zane’s contributions.

"We were incredibly impressed by Giaan and Zane's dedication and eagerness to learn during their time with us. They demonstrated a genuine passion for serving the community and exhibited a high level of professionalism in all their endeavours," Ray said.

The WBBCLS team commends Giaan and Zane for their exemplary performance and wishes them success in their legal careers.

The organisation remains committed to fostering partnerships with educational institutions to provide enriching opportunities for aspiring legal professionals.

For more information about Wide Bay Burnett Community Legal Service and its initiatives, please visit the WBBCLS website.