Angela Lynch AM
Angela Lynch AM is a lawyer and the CEO of the Women’s Legal Service (WLS) and across her 25 years with the service has made signiﬁcant front-line contributions to the prevention of domestic and sexual violence. Angela has led and made important contributions to the development of law reform at a State and national level. Angela’s expertise has been recognised through her appointment to the inaugural Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board in 2016, her reappointment in 2020 and as a member of the Queensland Sexual Violence Roundtable. Angela is a member of the practitioner engagement group with ANROWS, was an advisory member to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Review of the Family Law System, is currently an advisor to the ANROWS research on self-represented litigants in family law involving allegations of family violence and the AIC research Pathways to Intimate Partner Homicide. Angela was awarded the 2017 Women’s Agenda leadership in the legal sector award and the Lawyer’s Weekly 2017 Not for Proﬁt Lawyer of the Year and the Women in Law excellence award. She recently received a Member of the Order of Australia medal (AM) for her services to domestic violence prevention.