Michelle Smerdon is the Manager of the Legal & Financial Support Services, leading a team to assist people affected by cancer in financial hardship to access free professional support through the Pro Bono Program or financial counselling assistance and financial grants through the Financial Assistance Services.
With a legal background assisting vulnerable communities, Michelle is passionate about advocating for and ensuring access to justice for these individuals, particularly through pro bono legal and financial services.
The Pro Bono Program connects people affected by cancer with free professional legal, financial planning, workplace or small business advice and support. The Financial Assistance Program provides one-off financial grants for essentials and utility bills, and financial counselling advice to help people managing their personal budget and finances.
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