NT Branch Committee Member
Stella Noor joined Ward Keller in December 2017 as a legal secretary and gained experience in the Mining and Resources team as a law clerk while completing her law degree at Charles Darwin University.
Admitted in December 2020, Stella now practices in the energy, mining, pastoral, Aboriginal land, native title, associations and corporations area of law within the Mining and Resources division. Stella supports senior lawyers and partners in a wide variety of matters, including commercial property leasing, settlements of pastoral and commercial land sales, due diligence reporting, and legal research and analysis.
Stella enjoys being involved in the firm’s legal work - ‘I find the work challenging yet thoroughly interesting.’
Born in Paddington NSW, Stella moved to Darwin at the tender age of 14 months and has lived in Darwin all her life. She is also a huge fan of the Carlton Football Club and is an avid believer that they will make the grand final, one day.
Outside work (if she ever makes it, because she practically ‘lives at the firm’), Stella volunteers for Darwin Community Legal Service which provides free legal services to members of the community as she believes access to justice is important because it is an essential element to the rule of law.
Stella also loves a good book, occasionally enjoys a well done G&T, and does a bit of yoga.
On why she joined AALA and her vision for the organisation, Stella states, "I joined AALA to further advance cultural diversity in the legal profession. My vision for AALA in the future is to achieve inclusion of Asian Australian lawyers, and eliminate unconscious bias through my membership with AALA, because eliminating bias requires more than just consciousness raising, it requires elimination through effort."