You’ll soon see more of Australian of Year finalist Deng Adut in Parramatta.
The former Sudanese child soldier turned refugee success story and business partner Joe Correy recently expanded their law firm AC Law Group to open an office in Church Street, Parramatta.
A lot of the firm’s work is pro bono with a focus on providing representation to people in western Sydney.
“Deng grew up in Blacktown and I grew up in Redfern so we wanted to open offices there first,” Mr Correy a former journalist said.
“We always intended to open in Parramatta. You don’t have to go to the city to get the best lawyers”
The proximity and convenience of Parramatta’s justice precinct appealed to Mr Adut, who juggles work with Masters of Law studies and public commitments.
“The judges and magistrates are great people and are kind to the west. Being part of western Sydney, that’s the vision of our work,” Mr Adut said.
Mr Correy added:
“We want to work with the community and strengthen relationships, especially with the police to make our clients’ lives easier.”
Mr Adut also works with schools to inspire young refugees and migrants.
“I want them to work hard and make Australia the best country in the world.”
Mr Adut is a strong contender for the Australian of the Year award, which will be announced next Wednesday.
“It won’t make a difference if I don’t get it. It doesn’t stop me from doing my work.”
Courtesy of Parramatta Sun: http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/4408716/the-west-is-best-for-partners-in-crime/