Marlene Ebejer is the Principal Lawyer admitted to practice in 2005 and in 2014 became an Accredited Family Law Specialist. Ebejer & Associates Lawyers Pty Ltd opened its doors in Werribee in 2006.
Prior to becoming a lawyer Marlene worked as a community worker focusing on housing, education and economic development with a range of communities.
Returning to study law in 2000 whilst the general manager of a national training company. Marlene brings a holistic approach to legal work, looking at a client’s circumstances and developing a plan forward to deal with the legal issues and any other underlying issues that come to the surface.
Marlene represents clients in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Magistrates Court, Fair Work Commission, Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Family Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Victoria. In 2009 Marlene co-authored her first book, Focus: Family Law, 4th edition which was published by Lexis Nexis. The 7th edition was released in 2017.
In 2013 Marlene’s first solo book was published by Lexis Nexis, Q & A: Legal Practice and Ethics . The 3rd edition will be released in 2019.
Marlene is actively involved in the Law Institute of Victoria’s legal aid task force promoting and encouraging legal aid to continue funding those people in the community who cannot afford accessing justice.
Passionate about children’s issues Marlene is often appointed by the Federal Circuit Court or Family Court as an Independent Children’s Lawyer.
Marlene speaks Maltese and works with a number of Maltese clients who have legal issues in Malta. Although she cannot practice in Malta she works with various lawyers there on power of attorney, sale of land and deceased estate issues.
In 2019, Marlene was appointed President of the Maltese Community Council of Victoria . A non-profit organisation providing social, cultural, recreational and welfare support to all members of the Maltese Community in the State of Victoria.
- Bachelor of Arts (Multicultural Studies) RMIT 1995
- Certificate in Asian Studies Victoria University 1996
- Graduate Diploma in Vocational Education and Training Melbourne University 1998
- Bachelor of Laws Monash University 2005
- Graduate Diploma in Legal Services Leo Cussens Institute 2005
- Masters in Applied Family Law College of Law 2010
- Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner