Serene’s supporters can link to VCAT court hearing in Melbourne
By TONY MOBILIFONITIS
VICTORIAN advocate and lawyer Serene Teffaha has offered an online Zoom link to a hearing in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) seeking an immediate stay on the decision of the Victorian Legal Services Board to cancel her licence to practice.
The hearing is due from 10am Melbourne today (Tuesday, May 25th) and some of her clients will be requesting permission to speak. “Otherwise, please join as an observer,” she said.
Serene has drawn strength from the lively and well supported rally held for her in Melbourne on Saturday outside the Family Court in Melbourne where she spoke of her personal trauma in dealings at the court and the trauma experienced by “thousands of men, women and children who were being brutalized by this institution behind me”.
But Serene urged those gathered to continue to “give the olive branch all the time” because “eliminations, opposition and vengeance is not a solution”. “The real solution is opening up a dialogue with (for instance) the many beautiful police officers, actually, in this country,” she said, looking across to officers standing near the gathering. “We must open a dialogue with the Victoria Police. We must open a dialogue with the judiciary.”
She said later she was humbled and thankful for the amazing support she received at the rally and the platform of sharing stories, traumas, truths and wisdom. The Zoom meeting ID is 657 7918 0730 and the passcode 373 153. Further information is also available on Serene’s Telegram page Advocate Me Updates.