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Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight

What date did you join Montgomery?   May 2019.

What is the best and worst part of your job?   The team! The Montgomery crew is made up of incredibly talented and intelligent individuals, all from diverse backgrounds.  As a law student, working at Montgomery is also extremely valuable for networking and gaining insight into the legal industry.

The worst is when you offer to make tea and the whole office is keen. Suddenly you’ve got 12 mugs lined up and you’ve had to boil the kettle twice. Not to mention the pressure of getting each team member’s specific tea order right (but really, there is no ‘worst’ part of the job – I love working at Montgomery).

Where did you grow up?   I was born in NSW but grew up in WA.  I then moved overseas to the Republic of the Marshall Islands for a few years – a small island nation in the middle of the Pacific ocean.  I moved to Sydney for high school and have been here ever since.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?   I always loved writing and was certain I would one day be a writer.

Who is your mentor or greatest inspiration?   Oddly my greatest inspirations have always been artists.  I love Jean Michel Basquiat, he challenged racial stereotypes in his work and pushed back against the exclusivity of the art world.  I also find Vincent Van Gogh extremely inspiring, he was under-appreciated in his time and dismissed for being crazy.

What is your greatest achievement?   I think I am yet to have a ‘greatest achievement’.  I am so far proudest of my accomplishments at University, it is a huge privilege in itself to be able to study and I am proud each time I complete another semester.

What is your favourite movie?   Alice in Wonderland – all the different versions!

What is your favourite board game?   Far more interested in card games…

If you could be someone else for a day who would it be? (living or dead)   Donald Trump – so I could admit to everything and get myself impeached.

Best holiday you’ve been on?   I travelled to NZ for the first time last year; It’s where my mother grew up and where half my family live.  I spent 3 weeks travelling from the South to the North, visiting long-lost and forgotten relatives, learning my family history and uncovering all the scandals.  It was an amazing trip!

What three items are a must have if you were stuck on a desert island?   A canvas, paintbrush and a tube of paint.

If you won lotto what would you do?   Buy a house on the beach and donate the rest to pro bono legal services like the Aboriginal Legal Service!

On the other side of COVID, what will you not take for granted?   The ability to gather – socially, in work settings, at university, at sports events, in movie theatres – I can’t wait to spend time with groups of people again.






Andelain Joy

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