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High-Profile Australian Lawyer Transitions While in Public Eye

A well-known transgender Australian barrister, or attorney, recently made her first court appearance after finishing her transition.

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21st August 2012 06:00

Alessia Valenza

Criminal lawyer Heather Stokes, based in Adelaide, made a name for herself representing big-name clients, including footballers. Stokes reportedly received support from her peers when she decided to transition. While Stokes transitioned relatively seemlessly, the fact that her transgender status made international headlines points to how foreign the concept is to most people. Read more