Mark Woods | Australia
Mark is an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law and Family Law, and general litigator practising in regional Australia. He is a past president of the Law Institute of Victoria, and has oversight of the Institute’s Legal Assistance Scheme. He was founding chair of the LawAid Trust, which funds the out of pocket costs of lawyers acting pro bono. He has served on the boards of the Victoria Law Foundation, the Leo Cussen Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the Australian Pro Bono Centre.
Mark chairs the Access to Justice Committee of the Law Council of Australia, the nation’s peak body for lawyers and is the immediate past chair of the influential Australian Legal Assistance Forum. He currently chairs the Access to Justice Committee of the International Bar Association, and is a Council member of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association. He frequently presents at international conferences on family law and criminal law topics, and access to justice issues.