Helen Fatouros, Director, Criminal Law Services, Victoria Legal Aid
Helen Fatouros is the Director of Criminal Law Services head office, Victoria Legal Aid. She was the legal prosecution specialist with the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions, appearing on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions in indictable matters across the Magistrates’, County and Supreme Courts. Ms Fatouros has an extensive criminal law background and was previously the Directorate Manager of the Specialist Sex Offences Unit at the OPP. She led the profession-wide implementation of the Sexual Offences Interactive Legal Education Program in 2012, earning her the Law Institute of Victoria’s 2013 President’s Award for Government Lawyer of the Year. She was appointed a Council Director of the Sentencing Advisory Council by the Victorian Attorney-General in mid-2013 and a Commissioner to the Victorian Law Reform Commission in September 2014.