Migration Manager John Gibson AM for the Young Australian Migration Lawyer of the Year Award
This award is conducted annually by the Law Council's Migration Law Committee. The award recognises excellence by young lawyers in the field of migration law in Australia or internationally. In recent years the event has been generously supported by Migration Manager.
Call for nominations
Nominations for the 2020 Migration Manager John Gibson AM Young Australian Migration Lawyer of the Year Award are now closed.
For more information about the award and eligibility criteria, please click here.
2020 winner - Ms Marial Lewis
Ms Marial Lewis is currently a Partner at Teleo Lawyers and Teleo Immigration Specialists, who deals with complex cases ranging from character issues to ministerial intervention requests. Ms Lewis graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and Law degree from the University of New South Wales in 2014. She completed her master’s degree in legal practice at Australian National University in 2017, obtaining a high distinction in migration law. In addition to her work, Ms Lewis also participates in a NSW Young Lawyers mentoring program and is on a Legal Aid panel. She also writes blogs for an independent website called Immiadvisor.
- 2019 - Ms Kim Heap
- 2018 - Mr Mitchell Simmons
- 2017 - Ms Adriana Mercado
- 2016 - Ms Melinda Jackson
- 2015 - Ms Marina Brizar
- 2014 - Mr Besmellah Rezaee
Dr Natasha Molt