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Jodi Allen
Jodi Allen attended high school locally and grew up on the Gold Coast. She attended the Griffith University from 1997 and in 2001 graduated law and psychology, achieving Honours in law.

Jodi maintains a close affiliation with the law school of Griffith University and gladly gives of her time to judge student mooting and witness examination competitions.

Before graduation Jodi was identified as a student with promise by Price and Roobottom Solicitors, a firm with a strong criminal law section. Jodi was articled to solicitor Bill Potts from whom she gained valuable experience.

In May 2006 Jodi joined Buckland Allen Criminal Lawyers
PTY LTD as an employed solicitor. On 1 December 2010 Jodiís name was added to the firm name to recognise her years of tireless work and outstanding results.
Lisa M. Searing
Lisa moved from California to the Gold Coast in 1990 and in 2005 completed a Bachelor of Laws at Griffith University. In 2007 Lisa added to her scholastic endeavours by completing a Bachelor of International Business. The following year Lisa was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Lisa began her legal career with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in 2008 and in 2009 left her prosecutorial position to undertake her next role as a criminal defence lawyer. Lisa spent the next five years with a local Gold Coast firm before being offered her current position as an Associate Solicitor at Buckland Allen Criminal Lawyers Pty Ltd.

Lisa gives tirelessly of her free time as President of the Management Committee for Macleod Accommodation Support Service (MASS) Inc.