Charisma Cubillo

Graduate at Law


Charisma is a Larrakia woman, born in Sydney with family in the Northern Territory. Charisma assists the legal team with intellectual property and commercial law issues and co-presenting at workshops. She assists with legal matters, including; copyright and trade mark assignment matters, drafting licensing agreements (advice and registration), drafting Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs), Costs Agreements and Letters of Engagements.

Photo by Jamie James
Artwork: Rene Kulitja, 'Ancient Tracks and Waterholes' (2019)


Charisma graduated from the University of NSW in 2019 with degrees in Law and Arts (Politics & Indigenous Studies) and is planning for admission to The Law Society of NSW in mid-2019. She has exceptional people, drafting and organisational skills, developed during her years working in the hospitality industry, government agencies and large corporates.


Recent Projects

  • Presented at True Tracks workshops;

  • Drafted a Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for a large construction company

  • Presented on governance and management; business structures; contracts; insurances; liabilities and indemnities; trademark; IP; copyright; and building on intergenerational cultural knowledge and expression and the cultural protocols around commercialising cultural IP;

  • Drafted template agreements between businesses and communities;

  • Drafted checklists for use during consultation;

  • Attended the 2018 World Indigenous Law Conference Waawiiatanong Ziibi: Where the River Bends, in Windsor, Canada (her travel sponsored by the NSW Bar Association Indigenous Barristers’ Trust).  



Charisma is passionate about the need for global legal systems to address the recognition and protection of Indigenous cultural expressions, knowledge and products. She is a gym enthusiast, plays Oztag in the South East Senior Competition and participates in Tough Mudder and True Grit. On the weekend she enjoys going on long bush walking adventures and participates in life drawing at the National Art School of Sydney.

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All professional photography is by Jamie James at James Photographic Services.

The painting  'Ancient Tracks and Waterholes' (2019) by Rene Kulitja has been used under license in the firm photographs on the TJC website homepage and staff profiles. See Maruku Arts for more work by Rene Kulitja.

The visual artwork ‘Freshwater Lagoon 1’ by Lisa Michl Ko-manggen has been used under license in some photographs and videos. See Cape York Art for more work by Ko-manggen.

The painting ‘My Country’ by Bibi Barba has been used under license in some photographs and Law Way videos. Visit her website to see more.

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