In November leading Canberra law firm, Aulich Civil Law, added another high calibre member to its already impressive team with the addition of new partner, Lisa Barlin, and her team.
Aulich Civil Law has been actively strengthening its team of legal professionals throughout 2015 in response to the demands of its rapidly growing client base. The addition of Lisa and her key staff will allow Aulich Civil Law to expand its legal services offering an increased capacity to handle more legal matters without compromising its client focused approach. Lisa and the new recruits bring a wealth of experience and expertise to Aulich Civil Law in the areas of commercial law and litigation, employment law, estate planning, disputes and probate.
Lisa is one of Canberra’s prominent lawyers with over 15 years’ experience in the Canberra legal industry and joins Aulich Civil Law after leaving a law firm she founded and owned for the past 6 years.
It’s a huge move for both Aulich Civil Law and the Canberra legal community.Aulich Civil Law Partner,Ben Aulich, is thrilled to have Lisa on board and says that the strategic partnership between Lisa and Aulich Civil Law will see the firm move confidently into a new era.
“Lisa has already proven to be such an asset to the firm, she brings with her an amazing amount of experience and corporate knowledge, which is incredibly valuable for us and our clients.”
Lisa has worked with a number of high profile clients including government departments and agencies, not-for-profit organisations, local and interstate businesses and a number of private clients.
Lisa says the move to Aulich Civil Law was a natural progression for her that would provide new challenges and opportunities.
“Aulich Civil Law is a legal practice with a dynamic and constantly expanding client base. I am very much looking forward to the challenges and opportunities my new role at Aulich Civil Law will bring. My talented and hard-working team members have also joined Aulich Civil Law so I am certain we are in for some big cases and hard work!”
“It is also fantastic to be involved in a firm that really values their staff and clients, we have a mentality of always putting people first at Aulich Civil Law. I really identify with this focus and it’s one of the major attractions for me to the role.”
“Lisa is one of Canberra’s prominent lawyers with over 15 years’ experience in the Canberra legal industry and joins Aulich Civil Law after leaving a law firm she founded and owned for the past 6 years.”
Lisa is a true Canberra local, having attended school at Daramalan College and studied a Bachelor of Arts/Laws and Graduate Diploma in Law at the Australian National University.
“I love that I have the opportunity to practise law at such a high standard without having to leave Canberra. I love the Canberra lifestyle with its changing seasons, easy commute and vast array of restaurants.”
Lisa’s work in the Canberra community extends beyond the courtroom. She has past directorships with a number of not for- profits such as Netball ACT, Gungahlin Jets Australian Football Club and Daramalan College. Previously she was the company secretary for the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education which is a not-for profit organisation working to stop the harm caused by alcohol.
Since 2010 Lisa has served as a director of the Snowy Hydro Rescue Helicopter Fund and has recently been appointed as Deputy Chair, a position she says she is honoured to have.
“I enjoy that my experience and legal expertise allow me to give back to the community. Working with local not-for-profits is one way I can do that.”
“The chopper often flies over my house and I receive text message updates about where it’s going. I’m struck by the range of situations they respond to – from motor vehicle or farm accidents, to search and rescues or transfers of critically ill patients. With more than 6,300 missions now completed it’s clear this service plays a vital role in our community.To be able to contribute to Snowy Hydro SouthCare through membership on the Board gives me an enormous sense of pride.”
Along with her not-for-profit work, Lisa’s membership with the AFL Giants Territorians coterie group keeps her very busy.
While it may sound like Lisa hasn’t got much time on her hands, she says she will always find time to play netball, and travel from Canberra regularly to waterski or snowski with friends.
“I can’t wait to take a break over the Christmas holidays, it is something I look forward to all year! It will be great to recharge the batteries and get ready for a big year at Aulich Civil Law.”
Despite only being with the firm for a short period, Lisa and her team have hit the ground running and fallen into the swing of things at Aulich Civil Law very quickly.
“My team and I have slotted in so easily and our experience neatly fits in and complements the suite of expertise at Aulich Civil Law. We are moving towards a truly full service law firm except for family law…for now.”
“I love the energy at Aulich Civil Law. It’s certainly a unique place to work – a place for everyone from staff to clients to thrive.”
But it won’t be all work and no play, with Lisa as a staunch Hawthorn supporter and Ben a Geelong fan, you can bet there will be plenty of office heckling between the two during the forthcoming AFL season but given Hawthorn has gone ‘back-to back-to back’ there may not be much heckling happening.