Our Board

Anette Schoombee


Anette Schoombee has been a Judge of the District Court of Western Australia for ten years. Before that she worked as a solicitor and partner in a large law firm, and practised at the independent Bar for some eight years. She was on the board of WA Bar Chambers Pty Ltd, Australian Women Lawyers Ltd, and Outcare Ltd. She strongly believes that it is essential that disadvantaged people, particularly the young, are given adequate support to stabilise and better their lives.

Paul Shanahan

B.Juris, LLB Deputy Chair

Paul was admitted to legal practice in 1989 and has practiced in the public sector, as in-house Counsel and in private practice.  Paul practices predominantly in litigation and dispute resolution, including commercial disputes, regulatory matters and administrative law matters.  Paul is also a member of the Liquor Commission of Western Australia and is actively involved in pro bono work. He joined the Board of the Youth Legal Service in 2018.

Eileen Newby


Eileen is a Certified Practising Accountant and currently works as an Account Director at Michael Lurie and Associates. She joined the Youth Legal Service Board in 2013.

Andrew Kazim

Board Member

Andy is the Youth Practice Consultant for Anglicare WA, drawing on his extensive professional experience working with young people to guide the establishment and provision of services to young people. He is an experienced facilitator and educator who has been providing training to community services professionals since 2010, and is passionately involved in a number of advisory roles within the youth sector.

Malcolm Bradley

Board Member

Malcolm has a broad education with university degrees in science, sustainability, various social sciences as well as law. He has variously worked in the iron ore industry and spent significant time volunteering within the not for profit sector including at Murdoch University and MIDLAS. Since being admitted as a lawyer in 2016 Malcolm has worked variously within front line family violence roles in the community legal sector and currently works at Aboriginal Legal Service.

Nicole Courtney

Board Member

Nicole holds degrees in Law and Psychology from Murdoch University. She is currently employed as a Graduate at Clayton Utz, and will be admitted as a lawyer in November 2019. Nicole was recently seconded to Women’s Legal Services WA. She has also volunteered at the SCALES Community Legal Centre, where she assisted predominantly with human rights matters. Nicole is experienced in working with people who are very culturally diverse, having completed study abroad programs in India, Singapore, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

Shaun Wyn-Jones

Board Member

Shaun is a lawyer and immigration adviser employed at Estrin Saul Lawyers. Prior to this, he worked at the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia and the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia gaining significant experience in government policy-making and human rights advocacy. Shaun is passionate about ensuring the rights of children and young people and has a keen interest in the strategic management of not-for-profit organisations.

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