16th Reintegration Puzzle Conference

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
1-3 March 2023

Changing Seasons,
Changing Lives

Paula Hughes

Senior Lawyer
Justice Connect

Paula Hughes is a senior lawyer at Justice Connect Homeless Law, currently leading their post-release service design work. She has a decade of experience working in the community legal and public sectors. Prior to working at Justice Connect, Paula worked as Managing Lawyer of Youthlaw’s Legal Pod program, an innovative legal service for young people transitioning from out-of-home care. She was also previously a senior lawyer at LawRight, working across service delivery, advocacy and strategic engagement, including as part of the Queensland Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic. Paula has a Master of Laws, which involved a specialist research focus on the criminalisation of poverty.