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
The nomination round for the 2022 Migration Manager John Gibson AM Young Australian Migration Lawyer of the Year Award is now closed. To be notified for the next round, please contact the Section Administrator.
For more information about the award and eligibility criteria, please click here.
2022 winner - Ms Bethany Rose
Victorian lawyer, Bethany Rose was presented the 2022 Migration Manager John Gibson AM Young Australian Migration Lawyer of the Year Award. Since being admitted, Bethany’s career has spanned private practice, the NGO sector and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Bethany is currently working as a migration lawyer at Clothier Anderson Immigration Lawyers.
Shortly after her admission, Bethany spent a year working in the Thailand country office of UNHCR and worked as the Asia Pacific Program Manager for TrustLaw, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono programme. While at TrustLaw, Bethany connected and project managed a pro bono project between the International Rescue Committee and DLA Piper lawyers to develop and deliver a “know your rights” training program to migrant workers and refugees living in urban Thailand and camps on the Thai-Myanmar border. The project was the first of its kind for all participating organisations and won a global innovation award. Read more.
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- 2019 - Ms Kim Heap
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- 2017 - Ms Adriana Mercado
- 2016 - Ms Melinda Jackson
- 2015 - Ms Marina Brizar
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