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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.

Calling for nominations

Nominations for the Australian Young Lawyer Awards are now closed. 

2017 Winner

A 29-year-old commercial lawyer, James Skelton, has taken out the 2017 Australian Young Lawyer Award. Mr Skelton has been engaged with NSW Young Lawyers since 2013 with involvement over a range of committees. However, his main contribution has been to the Communications, Entertainment and Technology Law (CET) Committee, where he has spearheaded a range of initiatives and edited and participated in submissions on topics ranging from online copyright infringement to serious invasions of privacy.

Mr Skelton leads the NSW Young Lawyers’ Wellbeing and Diversity Working Group, which focuses on understanding the psychological, physiological and social factors affecting the wellbeing of lawyers, their colleagues, and their clients.

Please see the Law Council's Media Release for further information.

The 2018 Award will be presented at the National Golden Gavel Dinner next year. More information will be provided in due course. 

Contact

For more information about the Award, please contact:

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

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