The Mahla Pearlman Award for the Australian Young Environmental Lawyer of the Year awarded to a young practising barrister, solicitor who has made a significant contribution to environmental law. Each recipient has carried out extra work giving back to the legal community as well as to the community at large.
The Awards are conducted annually by the Australian Environment and Planning Law Group of the Law Council's Legal Practice Section.
In 2013 the Award recipient was Lindsey Pheloung-Beck, Associate Lawyer at Squire Sanders in Perth, for her significant contribution to environmental law including through her capacity as a volunteer at the Environmental Defenders Office in WA, as the immediate past president of the Western Australian Chapter of the National Environmental Law Association, and as a lecturer at Murdoch University on Environmental, Sustainability and Climate Change Law.
In 2011, the Award recipient was Felicity Millner, Solicitor EDO Victoria, for her substantial contribution to environmental law and volunteer contributions to a variety of legal and environmental law organisations.
In 2010, the Award recipient was Larissa Waters, Solicitor EDO Queensland, for her outstanding contribution to public interest environmental law in the fields of community legal education, law reform, legal advice and casework.
In 2008, the Award recipient was Mark Seymour of Martin Place Chambers. Mark is the editor of the Environmental Law News for the Environmental Planning Law Association (NSW) and regularly reports for the Environmental Law Reporter. He takes pro bono work for refugees, giving them direct access and representing them in the Federal Court of Australia. Mark is 28.
For further information on the Awards, contact the Administrator of the Legal Practice Section on firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 6246 3788.