Phuong Anna Nguyen, Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office

Phuong Anna Nguyen, Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office
Rising Stars 2020

Company: Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office
Title: Solicitor
Age: 28

Phuong Anna Nguyen consistently demonstrates a passion and commitment to using the law to initiate positive change for the broader community. In her role as lawyer for the department of education, she provides legal advice and assistance across a breadth of practise areas to teachers and principals across Victorian public schools. She approaches her clients with empathy and sensitivity, and the internal and external stakeholders with fairness and firmness. Nguyen’s caseload consists of ongoing and duty matters, requiring the juggling of competing and conflicting deadlines which she consistently meets to the satisfaction of clients. Her approach to this work exemplifies her passion for the public education system. Consistent with this passion for the public education system, she also taught criminal law to students at Deakin University and received highly favourable evaluations from students for her engagement. In her role as a solicitor for the Victorian government solicitor’s office, she provides legal advice and assistance to Victoria police in the Royal Commission into Lawyer X. This role has demanded exceptional interpersonal skills and Nguyen has effectively engaged in relationship building in a manner conducive to positive outcomes for the client and her employer.

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