Alina Leikin - Lawyer
Alina Leikin joined the Human Rights Law Centre after almost four years as a solicitor and the Deputy Head of the Human Rights Law Group at King & Wood Mallesons. Alina has extensive experience in strategic litigation, including in a number of recent High Court matters that advanced the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; asylum seekers and refugees; and that promoted protection of democratic freedoms. Prior to commencing with KWM as a solicitor, Alina worked in the Pro Bono & Community team, developing relationships with a broad range of community organisations. In addition to her litigation experience, Alina has also worked with Julian Burnside QC undertaking research and strategic planning in relation to human rights litigation and advocacy.
Alina was previously the General Secretary of the Multifaith Multicultural Youth Network, an advisory body to the Premier of Victoria. She also has experience in the community sector, having volunteered as a lawyer with the Homeless Law Clinic at Justice Connect and at Springvale Monash Legal Service, including in the specialist legal clinic in partnership with the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault.