- Honour Roll
Renata graduated in Law and Family Law from the University of Melbourne and Monash University. Her major research thesis was on 'Civil Remedies for Battered Women in Australia'. Renata won the Community Legal Centre Award Pro Bono Award 2000 for her 26 year undertaking as a volunteer at the legal service.
Renata was a founding member of Feminist Lawyers and the St Kilda Legal Service. She has been a volunteer at the legal service for twenty years. She has contributed to the women of Victoria through both her extensive academic work and writing on domestic violence and battered women, and her professional roles as Registrar of the Family Court, Solicitor with Legal Aid and Policy Officer on Family Violence matters.