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Mr Lance Jones
BA(UNE), LLB(UNE), LLM(LP)(ANU), GradCert(OutdoorEd)(UniSA), AssocDipSocial Work(UniSA)
Current Appointment: Adjunct Fellow
Organisational Unit: School of Law & Justice - Lismore

Current Appointment: Casual Academic
Organisational Unit: School of Law & Justice - Lismore

Current Appointment: Casual Academic
Organisational Unit: School of Law & Justice - Gold Coast

Telephone: 08 83622422
Facsimile: 08 83622422
Mobile: +61 -414385420
Campus: Gold Coast

Lance Jones is an Adjunct Fellow of the SCU School of Law and Justice, where he works in a number of roles including Unit Assessor, Lecturer and Tutor, as well as a number of other specific projects.

Lance is Principal Practitioner of “College Park Law”, a suburban law firm practicing in Criminal, Family, Employment, Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Law. Lance is also the Founding Director of “COMREC Australia Pty Ltd”, South Australia's largest private provider of developmental and advocacy programmes for people with an Intellectual Disability.

As a qualified Lawyer, Social Worker and Outdoor Education Teacher, he has also worked extensively with young people "at risk", developing a series of award winning outdoor adventure and recreation programmes using "the outdoors" as a conduit for personal development and growth. Lance has been working with such groups in either a legal, social welfare or outdoor adventure setting for the last 35 years.

Lance’s extensive professional experience includes local government management, youth work, disability support and advocacy, business and legal practice management, and court work as a Barrister and an advocate. He has extensive teaching experience, both as a Master at High School and an Academic at University, including a short stint as “International Visiting Professor” to UNIFA in Haiti.

He is a published author, having written a number of academic articles and two biographies, his most recent being on the life of a refugee woman and her hapless journey from war-torn Europe to Australia. Lance has also produced a widely acclaimed documentary entitled “ANZAC For Schools”, which was filmed entirely on location in the battlefields of Gallipoli. This commemorative production was seen by tens of thousands of school children in the lead up to the Centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli.

Lance’s research interests sit firmly in advocacy for people with a disability, in particular, the therapeutic jurisprudence of court diversion programmes in disability law. He completed his Masters Degree at ANU in Human Rights and Advocacy, and is currently researching towards his PhD at Bond University. His PhD thesis titled “Court Diversion Programmes for people with an intellectual disability and the reduction of offending behaviour – an international comparative analysis” will look at the salient factors associated with the diversion of people with an intellectual disability from mainstream court processes and their effectiveness in reducing offending behaviour.

Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Psychology) from the University of New England
Associate Diploma of Social Work from the University of South Australia
Graduate Certificate of Outdoor Education from the University of South Australia
Bachelor of Laws from the University of New England
Master of Laws (Legal Practice) awarded with “Merit” from the Australian national University
Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the Supreme Courts of the Act and SA
Admitted as a Barrister to the High Court of Australia

Trust Accounting
Practice Management
Australian Legal Systems
Outdoor Education
Disability and Mental Health Law

Law Society of South Australia

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Last Updated: 08/10/2013 09:53:06 AM