Helen Campbell retires from CLC sector after decades of leadership


This week, we farewell Helen Campbell OAM from the community legal sector after decades of passionate service and visionary leadership.

Helen leaves her role as Executive Officer at Women’s Legal Service NSW, which she has held for 13 years.

Prior to this, Helen led Redfern Legal Service for 10 years. She was awarded a medal in the Order of Australia for services to the law and to the community of Redfern in 2011.

Helen has decades of experience as a lawyer in the community and public sectors, and has held voluntary appointments with Community Legal Centres NSW, Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia and the Women’s Justice Network.

In an interview with the Law Society Journal in 2021, Helen said she decided to pursue a career in law because, “I was highly motivated to make the world a better place.”

“I would like to see more commitment to making processes more accessible to people without representation. I think we also need to look more broadly at making sure the profession is a safe place for women and other minorities to be able to work,” she said.

Community Legal Centres NSW commends Helen on her many, many years of hard work and dedication to women’s rights and social justice. We wish her a wonderful retirement.