Josie has always had a passion for justice and compassion for the broken.
Josie was a member of the Northern Territory Police Force for 7 years and has worked in some of the most volatile areas of remote central Australia.
Admitted as a Legal Practitioner in the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory in February 2000, Josie then continued working in Aboriginal communities and managed prosecution services in Nhulunbuy from 2000 - 2002.
Josie resigned from the police to work for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Alice Springs in 2002. In 2005 she moved with her then young family to Queensland. Josie spent many years working for the Office of the Public Guardian advocating for the rights of people with disabilities, and was employed by the Queensland Police Service as a prosecutor between 2015 and 2019.
Josie has worked closely with victims of domestic and family violence both as a police officer and a lawyer, including being involved in the implementation of the specialist domestic violence court in Southport from 2016 - 2018.
In October 2019 Josie completed the Bar Association of Queensland's Bar Practice Course and commenced work at the private bar.
Since that time she has continued her passion for advocacy as a Barrister giving her clients a voice.
From her first court appearance in 1997 while a serving member of the police force until now, Josie has had 1000's of hours experience as an advocate.