Joshua specializes in human rights class actions. Joshua has appeared in two landmark class actions, Wotton v State of Queensland  FCA 1457, (the Palm Island Case), Australia’s largest racial discrimination case and Pearson v State of Queensland (No 2)  FCA 619, (Stolen Wages QLD) Australia’s largest human rights case. He is ranked in Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific and Doyle’s Guide for my work in the native title jurisdiction. In 2017 Joshua was the recipient of the National Indigenous Legal Professional of the Year Award. In 2016 he was recognised by Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific as one of Australia’s Outstanding Young Lawyers. In 2013 Joshua received the Griffith University, Outstanding Arts, Education and Law, Young Alumnus of the Year Award. In 2008 Joshua was awarded the Griffith University’s Rubin Hurricane Carter Award for Commitment to Social Justice.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge
Deborah Sanchez has been a judge with the Los Angeles Superior Court for 13 years and was an attorney for nearly 20 years. During her career as an attorney, Deborah was a volunteer for the Southern California Indian Center, handling issues ranging from Landlord-Tenant cases to the Indian Child Welfare Act. Before becoming a Los Angeles Superior Court judge, she was an attorney with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office for more than 18 years, primarily prosecuting child sex crimes, child exploitation and employer criminal
Dr. Beverly Jacobs has made remarkable strides in advocating for Indigenous peoples, especially Indigenous women in Canada. She earned a Bachelors of Law from University of Windsor (1994), a Masters of Law in International Law from the University of Saskatchewan (2000) and while completing her Masters of Law degree, she launched Bear Clan Consulting in Ohsweken, where she grew up. She was called to the bar in Ontario in 2003 and transposed her consulting business into her law practice. In August, 2018, she completed a PhD in Indigenous law, health and research methodologies at the University of Calgary. Dr. Jacobs assisted in researching and writing Amnesty International’s groundbreaking report, Stolen Sisters, on missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada (2004) and spent two terms as elected President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (2004-09).