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Salary survey work wins award

(From left) QYL President Beau Foley, Joanne De Jesus, Helen Driscoll, Vice-President Kimia Zarei and Treasurer Sam Billingsley-Dadd. Photo: LCA

Queensland Young Lawyers (QYL) was presented with the Australian Young Lawyer Organisation Award during the National Golden Gavel Competition in Sydney on Saturday.

The Young Lawyers Awards highlight the valuable contribution early-career legal professionals are making to their colleagues and the community.

Law Council of Australia President Luke Murphy said QYL was recognised for its 2023 Queensland Legal Salary Survey which collected data from lawyers, barristers and students to provide an insight into salary and the legal market.

“The survey gathers a range of important information from job satisfaction, through to the reasons why lawyers decide to stay or leave their employer and work arrangements,” he said.

“This data allows young lawyers to make informed decisions as they navigate the early stages of their career.

“Equally importantly, it provides the profession with an accurate, timely and evidence-based understanding of challenges and issues that need to be addressed to maintain our workforce into the future.

“QYL and Palwasha (Nawabi – 2023 Young Lawyer of the Year) have demonstrated the real difference members of our profession can make in people’s lives and they are very worthy recipients of these awards.”

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