Year of Call: 2017
Avelina was admitted to the profession in 2009 and called to the bar in 2017. She has a general practice with focus on inquest and Commissions of Inquiry, regulatory and administrative law. Prior to joining North Quarter Lane Chambers, Avelina worked as a Senior Legal Officer for the Office of the Health Ombudsman and Counsel Assisting in the Coroners Court of Queensland.
Before being called to the bar, Avelina was a Federal Prosecutor with the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, and is experienced in general fraud prosecutions. Avelina has also worked for the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.
In 2014 she was selected as an Indigenous Fellow by the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights to undertake a two month fellowship in Geneva.
From 2018 to 2022 Avelina was the President of the Indigenous Lawyers Association of Queensland. She is also a member of a number of different legal policy committees relating to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders.
In February 2020, Avelina was appointed as a part-time Legal Member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal.