Helen Yandell

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DirectorAs the Director of Springvale Monash Legal Service, Helen is involved in the day to day management of the service which assists vulnerable members of the community through the clinical legal education program with the Law Faculty of Monash University.Helen has been heavily involved in community development activities, assisting community members to understand the law and ensure their rights are protected and in conjunction with law students, assists decision makers to understand how the law impacts on disadvantaged and vulnerable community members.Prior to becoming a lawyer, Helen worked extensively as a teacher in the adult education sector. She has worked with people from a range of cultural backgrounds and with people with disabilities, advocating for their needs in education, accommodation and employment.More recently, Helen spent three months in Thailand and Vietnam, volunteering with Bridges Across Borders in South East Asia Community Legal Education Initiative. This involved developing clinical legal education programs in South East Asia.Helen is on the BABSEA CLE’s International Advisory Board for strengthening Clinical Legal Education.