Bridget Burton

Bridget Burton is the Director of the UQ Pro Bono Centre. She has been seconded to the UQ Law School from Caxton Legal Centre where she holds the position of Coordinating Lawyer, Human Rights and Civil Law practice.

Bridget has worked in community legal centres and at legal aid for more than 13 years as a solicitor and practices mainly human rights and anti-discrimination law. She has extensive experience in direct client work (representation), law reform submission writing, legal program design and development, community legal education and clinical legal education.

She is also very interested in the ‘how’ of legal practice; how lawyers interact with clients and communities, how legal skills are built and imparted, and how members of the profession engage with one another. Bridget teaches, practises and leads a team – and thinks a lot about how to do all those things better.