Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Arts

Professional Memberships

Admitted in the Supreme Court of Victoria
Law Institute of Victoria

Maja Harris

Maja is a Senior Lawyer at Emma Turnbull Lawyers Pty Ltd.

Originally qualified in New Zealand, Maja has recently been admitted in the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Prior to her move to Melbourne, Maja worked as a criminal defence and civil litigation lawyer in New Zealand and in legal research at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. During her time in Switzerland Maja co-authored two political science conference papers, was responsible for German-English translation and as editor for several local journal and conference articles.

As an advocate, Maja represented clients in a broad range of summary and indictable matters, including burglary, serious assault and traffic offences. She is a confident courtroom advocate and is assertive and level-headed under pressure. The strong legal research and drafting skills she developed in her academic role are put to good use when preparing cases for clients.

In her role as a Senior Lawyer, Maja appears daily in the Magistrates’, County and Supreme Courts. Maja brings the strength of experience as an advocate in contested matters to the team at Emma Turnbull Lawyers where she will continue to appear in contested matters including bail applications, contested hearings and criminal trials.

Maja holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria, Wellington.