Having completed Law and Arts (majoring in English & Philosophy) degrees at the University of Auckland in 2018, Maria currently works in-house as a Litigation & Dispute Resolution Solicitor at Auckland Council. Maria is also the Deputy Convener of the Auckland Young Lawyers Committee at the New Zealand Law Society, serving and leading the next generation of lawyers across the Auckland region.
In August of 2019, Maria was awarded the Centre for Legal Innovation’s (CLI) Young Legalpreneurs Scholarship for New Zealand, established to identify and support the entrepreneurial spirit of early career lawyers. Along with her fellow Australian Legalpreneurs Scholars, Maria heads the CLI’s Young Legalpreneurs Special Interest Group, focussed on building a learning community of like-minded legal tech and innovation focussed young lawyers.
Maria is passionate about leading social, cultural and innovation developments within the legal profession and beyond. She hopes to continue championing change in her current roles and throughout her career.nology.