Lise is a nationally accredited mediator and has worked for the NSW Community Justice Centre for the past eight years, mediating hundreds of disputes in a wide range of areas including neighborhood disputes, disputes over wills and estates, property disputes and workplace disputes. Since 2005, Lise has been a Guardian Ad Litem with the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice, assisting people who lack capacity to participate in mediation, conciliation and litigation. Lise’s work in law and mediation has spanned the life cycle. Starting out as a youth worker with homeless young people, Lise was drawn into restorative justice mediation and worked for 16 years as a Youth Justice Conference Convenor in NSW. Lise is particularly experienced in working with people who may lack decision making capacity.
Lise is a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University where she convenes courses in ADR and legal ethics. Lise is the author of published articles and conference papers on elder mediation, decision making capacity, ADR and human rights. Lise is a founding member of the Australian Research Network on Law and Ageing.