Speaker: Ronan O’Brien, Legal Counsel, RSPCA South Australia
Ronan started his career in Canberra working in the Attorney-General’s Department, mainly within Private International Law. Returning to Adelaide, Ronan worked as a criminal defence lawyer, particularly at the Youth Court, within the Legal Services Commission.
For the past four years, Ronan has been in-house Legal Counsel for RSPCA (SA). His main duty within this role is to prosecute offences under the Animal Welfare Act which have been investigated by the RSPCA Inspectorate. During his time there he has prosecuted approximately 300 cases of animal cruelty.