Daniel Ajak a criminal defence lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid. He is currently working in the area of youth crime on a secondment and regularly appears at the Melbourne Children’s Court and suburban courts, fulfilling mentions and remand duties. Prior to that, he worked in the Summary Crime Team, regularly appearing in the Melbourne Magistrates’ court as a duty lawyer.
Daniel arrived in Australia on a humanitarian visa in July of 2004 with his older sister and settled in Adelaide. He began attending a language school to improve his English skills for a year, before transitioning to high school and going on to complete tertiary studies at Flinders University.
Admitted to practice in 2015, Daniel moved to Melbourne in February 2017 to join a specialist criminal law city firm. He was motivated to move to Melbourne after seeing the constant reporting of African youth crime and wanted to play a role in changing the narrative, whilst giving back to his community and society as a whole.