LEAP Migration Manager John Gibson AM Award for the Young Australian Migration Lawyer of the Year
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 LEAP Migration Manager.
Call for nominations
Nominations for the 2018 Migration Manager John Gibson AM Young Australian Migration Lawyer of the Year Award is now open. Nominations close 5pm, 31 January 2018. Please submit nominations to the Section Administrator.
For information about the award and the eligibility criteria, see here.
A refugee from El Salvador, Ms Adriana Mercado won the 2017 LEAP Migration Manager John Gibson AM Young Australian Migration Lawyer of the Year. Ms Mercado has had experience in a wide range of immigration matters since admission as a Solicitor to the New South Wales Supreme Court in 2013, and subsequent registration as a Migration Agent in 2014.
At Playfair, Ms Mercado specialises in offshore protection matters, providing Protection Claims Assistance. She regularly travels to Manus Island, Papua New Guinea to act in the capacity of Team leader and Claims Assistance Provider at the Regional Processing Centre.
- 2016 - Ms Melinda Jackson
- 2015 - Ms Marina Brizar
- 2014 - Mr Besmellah Rezaee
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