Sarah Carr

BARRISTER

 

My Story

I grew up in Macarthur and went to University at UWS Macathur.
I receieved my Masters of Laws (Criminal Practice) from the University of Wollongong.

My First Job

I commenced my law career at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions at the Campbelltown Office.  Shortly after starting, an opportunity arose for me to take up a role at the Dubbo Office.  I appeared as a solicitor for the Crown on appeals & sentences, instructed in trials and in the Local Court.

"How do you feel about Bourke?"

After three years with the Director's Office I had the opportunity to be the Solicitor in Charge of the Bourke Office of the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Ltd.  This role allowed me to advocate for those who face some of the most disadvantageous circumstances.  

East of Lithgow

After spending a year in Bourke, I was ready to return to Sydney to rejoin family, so took up an offer with the Parramatta Office of the Aboriginal Legal Service.  Here I appeared across Western Sydney in a variety of Courts and jurisdictions.  During 2012 I was a Solicitor for Legal Aid NSW in Courts in Penrith, Campbelltown and Parramatta.

A Call to the Bar

In 2013 I commenced as a Barrister.  Since coming to the Bar I have run trials for charges such as Aggravated Car-jacking, Commercial Manufacture of Drugs, Wound with Intent, Aggravated Kidnapping and Robbery Armed with a Dangerous Weapon.  Each of these matters had verdicts of 'Not Guilty'.
While I am most often the advocate for a person charged with the offence/s, I have appeared on behalf  of the Crown; Juvenile Justice and in Family Law and Care and Protection matters.