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Nominations for Indigenous legal awards extended

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Anthony McAvoy , winner of the National Indigenous legal Professional Of the Year Award 2010
Anthony McAvoy, winner of the National Indigenous Legal Professional of the Year Award 2010
6 Sep 2012

The 2012 Indigenous Legal Professional Award and  Indigenous Law Student Prize Nominations have been extended, and will close on 5 September 2012.

The Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Nicola Roxon MP, is pleased to announce the Indigenous Legal Professional of the Year Award and the  Indigenous Law Student of the Year Prize.

Indigenous Legal Professional of the Year Nominations for the Indigenous Legal Professional of the Year are open to any Indigenous person who is currently admitted as a solicitor or barrister within Australia.

The Award recipient will receive $5,000 for further professional development. Nominees will be asked to demonstrate their claims against the following criteria:

  • championing the rights of Indigenous persons in a legal environment, and/or
  • exceptional commitment to providing legal representation, advice or assistance
  • demonstrated commitment to, and pursuit of, professional development.

Nominations for the  Indigenous Law Student of the Year are open to any Indigenous person enrolled in a Law Degree in Australia. The Prize recipient will receive $2,500 to further his/her studies. Nominees will be required to provide:

  • an academic transcript
  • a brief curriculum vitae
  • a supporting written reference, and
  • a statement of aspirations.

Find out more

For more information,  and to find out how to nominate, please visit the Attorney General's Department website

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