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Australian Young Lawyer Awards

The Australian Young Lawyer Awards is conducted annually by the Law Council of Australia's Young Lawyers' Committee and recognises excellence in young lawyers and young lawyer organisations.

To be eligible for the award, a nominee must either be a young lawyer who has made a continuous and outstanding contribution to the profession and the community, or alternatively, a young lawyer organisation that has implemented a program relating to professional or community issues over the preceding financial calendar year.

Call for nominations

Nominations for the 2020 Australian Young Lawyer Awards are now open. Nominations close COB, 16 October 2020.

For information on the Awards, including nomination criteria please see the 2020 Australian Young Lawyer Awards Guide


2019 Winners

Queensland barrister, Reimen Hii, has won the 2019 Australian Young Lawyer Award, hailed for his outstanding contribution to the legal profession through pro bono work and access to justice and diversity advocacy. 

He has spearheaded a range of initiatives to support junior and culturally and linguistically diverse members of the profession, promoting cultural and gender diversity and awareness in the profession and judiciary.

The 2019 Australian Young Lawyer Award (Organisation) winner was The Legal Forecast, for its significant contribution to the legal profession and the community, empowering new ideas and change through the lens of technology, innovation, wellbeing and access to justice.

Please see the Law Council's media release for further information.


For more information about the Awards, or to submit your nomination, please contact:

Mr John Farrell
T. 02 6246 3714
E. John.Farrell@lawcouncil.asn.au


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