Nia Elovaris has over 18 years of experience as a legal professional, providing high-level advice in the public and private sectors. She held a number of positions in the Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) Victoria, including Deputy Manager and Principal Solicitor.
Nia has conducted investigations since 2004, and has extensive experience conducting research, analysis and interrogation of complex legal information to identify issues, trends and risks. She proactively seeks out and implements appropriate action to resolve matters early. She has prepared task force investigations and provided specialist advice to management and senior staff.
From 2010-2015, Nia was appointed Deputy Manager of the Specialist Sex Offences (SSOU) of the OPP which was then responsible for prosecuting upwards of 500 indictable sex offence matters annually. Nia has also provided training to the Specialist Sexual Offence investigation members of Victoria Police on effective preparation of briefs of evidence and has prosecuted general crime matters including homicide, drugs, culpable driving, firearm and serious injury offences.
Nia has managed large teams of legal professionals, undertaking mentoring, training and performance management of staff. She has ensured consistent, directorate-wide compliance with legislation, codes of conduct, policies, procedures, ethical standards and integrity.
Nia is also a highly skilled communicator and negotiator with years of experience in conciliation, further adding to the exceptional value she brings to WEIR.
Qualifications and Certifications
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Certificate of Admission
Bachelor of Law | Bachelor of Arts