Teresa is an instrumental, influential and very well respected member of the Vietnamese community. She authors a regular column in the Adelaide Vietnamese Weekly and the Viet Herald Sydney Newspaper on various legal issues. Teresa has a passion in delivering community legal education. She has been involved in authoring and providing community legal education to members of the public, including the domestic violence victims, new migrants and the youth.
Teresa’s unprecedented ability to strive for the best possible outcome in a culturally sensitive manner make her an excellent lawyer. Clients get a specialized immigration service with Teresa as she herself has been through the process along with many of her family and friends. Teresa’s personal experience ensures that she provides you with the best possible immigration advice.
Teresa prefers for family law disputes to be resolved outside the Courts and her training in alternative dispute resolution enables her to provide her clients with excellent advice, guidance and options.
If Teresa cannot be found at the CARES Lawyers office or at the Courts, she is cooking up a Vietnamese storm or travelling to soak in the vast amounts of culture the world has to offer. Teresa has a passion for helping children and loves to organise community events to support this cause.
Teresa was born in Vietnam and immigrated to Australia in 1989. She has travelled back to her home country many times to teach English in Vietnamese orphanages and to develop and implement a scholarship program for university students in Vietnam.
Education and Professional Memberships
Bachelor of Laws, Adelaide University
Bachelor of Arts (majoring in languages) Adelaide University
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law NSW
Diploma of English/Vietnamese, TAFE SA
Certificate in Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution, La Trobe University
Collaborative Practice Training Course (Adelaide Collaborative Centre)
Member of the Migration Institute of Australia
Member of the Law Society SA
Member of the Relationships Australia Collaborative Practice Group