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Dylan Bender

Dylan Bender



Dylan is a paralegal at Terri Janke and Company who assists our lawyers in providing their best services to our clients. Since joining Terri Janke and Company in April 2023, Dylan has assisted with a diverse range of matters pertaining to Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property, Indigenous Data Sovereignty, governance, and artist agreements.

Dylan has advanced skills in written communication as well as in legal and social science research, developed both through his studies and his involvement with community legal and advocacy organisations. Dylan majored in social justice at university and is well-versed in legal and social issues pertaining to matters of social justice.

​Photo by Sarina Siva


Dylan has experience working in the community, health, government, environmental, university, and arts sectors to help produce positive outcomes for Fist Nations peoples. Dylan graduated with honours from Macquarie University in 2022, qualifying for a Bachelor of Social Science with a Bachelor of Laws. He has experience undertaking qualitative and quantitative social research to produce independent research reports on behalf of community organisations. While at university, he conducted an independent research project on recidivism reduction. In 2022, Dylan interned through a university placement with the National Justice Project, a not-for-profit legal service providing legal assistance to First Nations clients.

Recent Projects

Dylan has recently assisted our lawyers with:

  • The development of reports, protocols and policies aimed at protecting the rights of First Nations peoples to their Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property;

  • Research promoting Indigenous Data Sovereignty rights;

  • Providing governance training and Intellectual Property advice to Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations;

  • Providing governance advice for First Nations arts institutions;

  • Protecting the rights of First Nations artists; and

  • Strengthening contractual arrangements for First Nations organisations.


Dylan is passionate about social justice and making positive contributions to the community. He is also passionate about music and spends much of his free time playing music and participating in a variety of music communities.

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