Pauline graduated in Arts Law in 1985 from Macquarie University. She was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1985 and has been in private practice since then. She is an accredited specialist in Local Government and Planning Law and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Pauline is the Senior Vice President of the Law Society of NSW, having served on the Council of the Law Society almost continuously since 1997. She chairs the Criminal Law, Environmental Planning & Development and Nominations committees and sits on the Disclosure and Indigenous Legal Issues committees of the Law Society. She is a past chair of the Audit committee.
A recent appointment to the Executive of the Law Council of Australia, Pauline sits on the LCA’s Access to Justice, National Criminal Law Liaison and Equality of Opportunity in the Law committees. She is also a past Director of the Law and Justice Foundation and the Legal Aid Commission of NSW, chairs Legal Aid’s Monitoring Committee and has sat on a number of panel selection committees for Legal Aid as well as its Human Rights committee.