Research & Projects Manager, Office of the Legal Services Commissioner (OLSC), Sydney, Australia
Tahlia Gordon is the inaugural Research & Projects Manager at the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner (OLSC) in Sydney, Australia. The Office of the Legal Services Commissioner (“OLSC”) receives complaints about solicitors and barristers in NSW. The OLSC works as part of a co-regulatory system, together with the Law Society of NSW (professional body for solicitors) and the NSW Bar Association (professional body for barristers) to resolve disputes and investigate complaints about professional conduct. The OLSC’s main role is to ensure that legal practitioners abide by their ethical and other professional obligations when providing services to the public.
Tahlia is responsible for managing the OLSC research projects, education and publication portfolios. Tahlia is the editor of the OLSC bi-monthly newsletter Without Prejudice and the Annual Report. Tahlia, together with the Legal Services Commissioner, Steve Mark, lectures regularly to the profession, students and the general public on ethics, regulation and professionalism.
Prior to joining the OLSC, Tahlia was the Executive Director of the Legal Profession Advisory Council in Sydney and Policy Officer at the NSW Bar Association. Tahlia has also worked at the Australian Mission to the United Nations in New York.
Tahlia has a Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of NSW and a Masters in Human Rights Law from the University of Notre Dame in the United States.
Tahlia is also the Secretary General of the Australian Section of the International Commission of Jurists.