Paramedic Makes Leap From Clinical To Counsel

Ambulance Victoria (AV) Regional Improvement Lead Paul Jennings celebrated a significant personal and professional achievement last week, marking his admission as an Australian lawyer to the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Paul, a qualified Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA) paramedic, juggled his role at AV for around three-and-a-half years before successfully completing the Juris Doctor.

Paul is standing proudly while resting one arm on an Ambulance Victoria vehicle's side mirror.

Paul Jennings.

He said his interest in the legal profession piqued in 2019, when he became more involved in reviewing several patient safety incidents with the legal team.

“I worked on a number of matters that went to the Coroners Court and was directly involved with the AV Legal team – so that was my entry point,” Paul said.

“It was when one of my reviews was tabled at a coronial inquest that I sat in on the hearing and was so impressed by how the lawyers approached the material provided to them.

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