Grammarian Katrina Marson (2007) has been named the 2016 ACT Young Lawyer of the Year.
When she was at school Katrina says she was always pretty active in co-curricular interests.
"I did netball, piano, coxed rowing for a while. I occasionally did debating. I was also one of the SRC reps for my cohort in Year 12. I was also fairly studious though. I liked doing well in my subjects, especially English, History and Legal Studies."
Since leaving Canberra Girls Grammar School, Katrina went straight to uni at The Australin National University (ANU). She did Arts/Law and then her graduate diploma of legal practice there. Towards the end of her time there she helped to found ANU Volunteers, in part with Jessica Saunders, another Girls Grammar alumna.
"I really enjoyed engaging with the ANU and broader Canberra community in that way. I then did my legal placement at the ACT Department of Public Presecutors (DPP) and went on to become a prosecutor there, most recently as a family violence prosecutor. I'm now on secondment at Legal Aid ACT in the criminal practice."
When asked how she felt about being awarded the 2016 ACT Young Lawyer of the year, Katrina says, "It's a real privilege. There were many stellar nominees and the Canberra legal community has a lot of talented young lawyers, so I feel honoured."
Katrina's advice to Canberra Girls Grammar students is to, "pursue what it is you want to do, and to always maintain a degree of self-belief. While we all doubt ourselves from time to time, have the confidence that you can achieve. Trust your own judgement and values, and make sure you have fun."
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