- Accredited Family Law Specialist
- Accredited Family Law Dispute Resolution Practitioner
- Maltese speaking lawyer
Marlene Ebejer is the Principal Lawyer of Ebejer & Associates Lawyers. She was 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. She is currently the President of the Maltese Community Council of Victoria.
Returning to study law in 2000 whilst the general manager of a national training company, Marlene brings a holistic approach to legal work. She is able to look at a client’s circumstances and develop a plan forward to deal with the legal issues and any other associated issues that come to the surface.
Marlene represents clients in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Magistrates Court, 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 8th edition was released in 2020.
In 2013 Marlene’s first solo book was published by Lexis Nexis, Q & A: Legal Practice and Ethics. The 3rd edition was released in 2019.
Marlene is also an academic in the areas of family law and legal ethics. She spent 13 years at Deakin University, 2 years at Australian Catholic University and Leo Cussen Institute, and is currently at Central Queensland University. By keeping her hand in academia Marlene ensures she is up to date with the ever-changing world of law and best practice.
Marlene has been 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 has close associations with various lawyers in Malta which enable her to assist those living in Australia with powers of attorney, sale of land and deceased estate issues.
- 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
- Public Notary (currently undertaking the training)