Leisha Lister

Leisha Lister
Executive Adviser, Family Court of Australia

Leisha.lister@familycourt.gov.au

Leisha Lister is the Executive Officer of the Family Court of Australia where she manages and coordinates the development of policy, research and advice to the Court. Leisha has managed a number of significant projects for the Family Court including the Mental Health Support Project (Integrated Client Service); the review of the Magellan Programme involving cases of serious child abuse; the Less Adversarial Trial Education project; and more recently the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research project looking at issues facing Indigenous Australians access to the Family Law Courts.

Leisha is the Court’s programme manager for the Indonesia/Australia Court to Court Legal and Judicial Reform Programme. She assisted with the 2007 access and equity study for the Religious Courts undertaken in collaboration with the State Islamic University (PPIM UIN) and PEKKA and the 2009/10 access and equity study for the General Courts on family law and birth certificate issues in Indonesia. Leisha has previously worked in the areas of community development, HIV/AIDS education; child protection, and the prevention of trafficking of women for the purpose of prostitution. She holds qualifications in law, business and applied science.