The 2022 Queensland Law Society Excellence in Law Awards are now open for peer nomination, with the added inclusion of four new award categories this year.
The QLS awards seek to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of Queensland’s legal practitioners, and provide solicitors, teams and organisations the opportunity to showcase their contribution to the legal profession and the broader community.
Peer nominations are open for the following award titles:
- Regional Practitioner of the Year Award
- First Nations Solicitor of the Year Award
- First Nations Student Award
- Emerging Leader Award
- Access to Justice Award
- Workplace Culture and Health Award
- Agnes McWhinney Award
- Queensland Solicitor of the Year (sole practitioner)*
- Queensland Solicitor of the Year (small firm 2-19 PCs)*
- Queensland Solicitor of the Year (large firm 20+ PCs)*
- QLS In-house Counsel of the Year**
* NEW – these three individual awards seek to recognise individual practitioners with outstanding leadership attributes who have actively contributed to the legal profession in an impactful way.
** NEW – this award acknowledges the contribution of an in-house lawyer who has shown commitment to both their organisation and the profession, and displayed an exceptional aptitude in the practice of law.
Nominations will close at 11.59pm on Sunday 26 June, and the award winners will be announced at the QLS Excellence in Law Awards Gala in August.
Do you know a practitioner who deserves to be recognised for their incredible work in the profession? Nominate today! Peer nominations can be submitted via the dedicated awards website. Each nomination will be reviewed by the judging panel and assessed against the individual awards’ criteria and guidelines.
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