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Lawyers for Indigenous legal service charged in court 

Two Broome lawyers for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander free legal service faced charges in court for perverting the course of justice.

user iconNaomi Neilson 11 June 2020 Big Law
Western Australia
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Senior lawyers with the Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS) have faced court over an alleged attempt to pervert the course of justice. Both men appeared in Broome Magistrate Court following complaints of alleged unlawful conduct by both lawyers.  

Paul Tobin and Mitchell Donaldson were charged after a police investigation from major crime examined witnesses’ complaints of court proceedings between 2017 and 2019. A point of interest is a case of unlawful wounding in February last year.  


An investigation into the matter was completed in the same month and statements were taken from witnesses. Both men have now had their bail extended and, reportedly, one of the men is still working and practicing for the ALS.  

ALS Western Australia declined to comment while the matter is before the courts.  

More to come.