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NSW Branch President

MARIJA GURLICA (NEE YELAVICH)

Marija Gurlica is committed to dynamic leadership and intersectional diversity. Juggling many hats from wife and mother, to lawyer, Marija is inspired to create a better and more equitable future for the next generation of Australians.

Marija graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) / Bachelor of International Studies (Asian Studies and Mandarin) and a Bachelor of Critical Thinking and Leadership from Western Sydney University. Collaborating with Western Sydney University in research and publishing, Marija's academic work has explored the intersection between climate change and aviation.

Admitted in early 2020, Marija specialises in commercial real estate, namely leasing and enjoys litigation and estate planning.

Marija sits on the NSW Law Society Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and is also the National Chair of the AALA Marketing and Media Portfolio, overseeing the design and communication of national marketing schemes. Marija has now been an AALA Member for six years. Harnessing her skills and networks as the Founding Chief Editor of the Western Sydney University law student magazine, 'Sapere Aude,' Marija enjoys connecting on a creative and provocative level. As an activist, mentor and community advocate, Marija is passionate in contributing to the growth of the legal profession and broader community. Marija's work and leadership have been recognised by a number of industry awards and she looks forward to expanding the outreach of AALA.

Personal website: marijagurlica.com.au

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