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Marisa Mackenzie

Marisa is an honest, highly knowledgeable and extremely reliable lawyer, focusing on intellectual property law and Aboriginal legal rights. Her areas of expertise include the commercialisation of biotechnology and pursuing native title rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

She is proficient in analysing the legal rights and interests associated with property and has recently undergone a tenure analysis of the Ngarrindjeri & Others Native Title claim area.

Marisa’s approach is to work closely with her clients to identify suitable outcomes and resolve disputes in a culturally sensitive way. She is passionate about helping improve the lives of Indigenous Australians. She is proactive in supporting Indigenous Australians by working with Aboriginal communities, organisations and State and Federal governments to create a better future.

Beyond her professional life, Marisa pursues her ongoing passion for sport by competing in South Australian State League Indoor Volleyball competitions as well as coaching gymnastics at the National Level. She is also continuing to engage in human rights forums by attending international human rights conferences annually. In October 2016, she attended the World Indigenous Law Conference in Irvine, California. She recently attended The Migration Conference 2017 in Athens.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) – The University of Adelaide, 2016
  • Bachelor of International Studies – The University of Adelaide, 2016
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, The College of Law, 2017
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