Linda completed an Arts/Law degree at Sydney University and then travelled the world for a few years. She returned to Australia and was admitted as a Solicitor in 1991. She has extensive legal experience and has always been interested in social justice and access to justice issues. She established a voluntary legal service at the Bellingen Neighbourhood Centre and has been involved in a range of community activities including the SIEV X memorial project, Bellingen Youth Orchestra, Raleigh Public School P & C, Ethics teaching at Bellingen Public School, the settlement of refugee families in the local area, community art projects and the Two Way Street driving programme. In addition to being an accredited family law specialist, Linda has a particular interest in wills, estates, elder law, personal injury litigation and acting for the residential co-operatives in the area.