“80% of Australians can’t access legal assistance when they need it. It is time for a change.”

I am a lawyer, who through collaboration, persistence and service innovation is determined to make a positive social impact. My diverse industry experience comprises governance, commercial law, human rights and community law. A combination of skills in innovation and program design, research, education, communication & functional literacy, litigation, law reform and process improvement, provides me with a unique perspective.

My passion to create positive change and my curiosity leads me to constantly expand my knowledge. Current research interests include design thinking in human services, data analytics to better understand community need, digital innovation to address social problems and new models of multidisciplinary collaboration. With an extensive network amongst the legal profession, start-up and community sectors I am well positioned to lead change.

Andrea Perry-Petersen
0422 954 629


Other roles / Memberships

The College of Law “Centre for Legal Innovation”

The Legal Forecast – Disrupting Law and Hackcess to Justice hackathons

Bond University Faculty of Law “Centre for Professional Legal Education”
Industry Member

Queensland Law Society “Access to Justice & Pro Bono Law Committee”
LawRight Representative (2017)

Women Lawyers Association of Queensland Inc.

Queensland Lawyers’ Pro Bono Network

Amnesty International Australia

Self Represented Litigants Working Group (Forms & Technology) (USA)

Brisbane TEDx

  • Law

  • Innovation

  • Social Justice

Andrea’s knowledge of the access to justice and legal tech space is spot on. Her insightful feedback and suggestions have been invaluable for myself and team ANIKA in developing and improving our prototype for the Global Legal Hackathon 2018 (and beyond!).

Andrea has a wealth of knowledge and most importantly, she’s happy to share it! I can’t thank Andrea enough for her support thus far.

I have worked with Andrea in digital technology, research and clinical legal education projects in the legal assistance sector.

Andrea is a resourceful mentor and innovator, who inspires and supports teams with client-centered solutions to deliver excellence in legal practice. She has inspired me to be a lateral thinker in a world where law and technology can no longer live apart.

Raquel Dos Santos, Managing Lawyer, Everyday Justice; formerly Justice Connect and LawRight

Andrea is a rare shining star in the legal industry.

She is passionate towards driving legal innovation but also with a strong focus on improving social outcomes. She’s also great to work with so I encourage legal innovators and disruptors to lend her support in helping change the industry.

Brian Atkin, former Director, Digital Transformation Dept of Justice & Attorney General Qld

Imagination to improve justice

Andrea is a creative, out-of-the-box thinker, who has managed to locate numerous legal luminaries for interviews. She is able to harness their ideas, and bring them to life, in her podcast Reimagining Justice.

I am amazed by the breadth of her network, and her focus on trying to make the law better, more accessible, and more innovative. She is a whirlwind of ideas – if you are a lawyer, a student, a judicial administrator, or lecturer, you will get something out of this podcast.

Brisbane Legal Lecturer, Queensland university

Andrea approaches problem solving with a unique perspective that draws on her diverse industry experience, innovative mindset and most importantly, empathy and passion, allowing her to deliver results that really make an impact for all stakeholders, no matter whether they’re disadvantaged clients or law firms looking to leverage technology.

Stevie Ghiassi, CEO Legaler

Innovative, Insightful and Inspiring

Andrea is a skilled interviewer and keeps the conversation about technology innovation for the community legal sector in touch with the reality of its constraints and challenges.

Aqualullaby - iTunes review, Podcast review

I was so honoured when Andrea accepted my invitation to join the Legally Yours Advisory Board.  

Andrea’s strategic thinking, academic knowledge, her in-depth understanding of digital innovation, and her human-centred design thinking expertise, makes her a standout in the legal profession, and Andrea’s contribution as an Advisor has been so invaluable and instrumental in propelling Legally Yours into its next phase of growth.

Karen Finch , Founder & CEO Legally Yours & Vice President of the Australian Legal Technology Association

Andrea was an invaluable help to our team during the development of our family law mediation website, Peam.

With her support, our team went on to win the 2021 UQ x KWM Transform Law Competition and a place as semi-finalists in the 2022 Westpac Youth Impact Challenge. Andrea took time to listen patiently to our idea and offer wise suggestions for improvement and refinement, along with a range of helpful resources. She also made personal introductions to help us connect with key players in our target industry.

Her wide network and deep knowledge of the client experience was essential to our team’s success, and we could not be more grateful.

Grace, Felix, Leidi, Nelson (the 'Peam' team), PEAM (Preparing emotionally aware mediation)

I have used Andrea’s consulting services as the first step in assessing whether and how  to build a kit for self-represented litigants in family law.

Andrea listened carefully to my idea and provided me with a comprehensive plan for me to consider and implement.  Well worth the time and money.

Jacqui Griffin, Partner , Family Law Assist

Andrea was able to draw on her extensive knowledge of innovation in the legal sphere to help us stay focused on social impact while navigating the complex social and regulatory challenges involved in making change.

Her interest in access to justice is deep and the resulting passion and curiosity is infectious.

Andrea is a master at connecting ideas and people. Her wealth of knowledge expands beyond technology and innovation and her passion for social justice underpins all her projects and initiatives.

I consider Andrea an expert and defer to her judgement when exploring ideas of my own. To this point, Andrea is not precious with her knowledge, she is a generous mentor, offering strategies, solutions and support at every juncture. For me, this bolsters what I already know – that Andrea is genuine in her desire to help others and create positive social impact.

Sheetal Deo, Principal Lawyer, Shakti Legal Solutions

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