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Victorian Legal Awards

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Victorian Legal Awards

Date & TimeTBC
Format Social & Networking
Price

Member

$200.00

Non-Member

$220.00

CPD Units NA
Venue Peninsula, Shed 14, Central Pier, 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands View Map

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  • Full Description

    The Victorian Legal Awards is the most prestigious legal awards program in Victoria, dedicated to recognising the excellence and outstanding contributions of legal professionals in this state.

    Each year, hundreds of legal professionals gather from around Victoria to publicly recognise the contributions of the “best of the best”.

    Finalists and winners will be acknowledged at an awards ceremony attended by esteemed members of the judiciary and leading lawyers, bringing members of the profession together for a night of celebration, live entertainment and dancing. This year's ceremony will feature comedian, actor and radio/TV presenter Dave Thornton as the Master of Ceremonies.

    DaveThornton Dave is a multi-talented stand-up comedian who has enjoyed a successful career on stage, on the radio and in television. Multi-awarded, his humour is accessible and free flowing. Dave has appeared regularly on television shows that include Network Ten's Talkin' 'bout Your Generation, Good News Week and The Circle. He has performed at three Melbourne International Comedy Festival Galas, and held audience's attention in guest spots on ABC TV's Spicks and Specks, Agony Uncles and Agony of Life.

    Register today for this glamorous, must-attend legal event of the year.

    Dress code: black tie formal.

    For more details, visit wwww.liv.asn.au/Awards

    Download the registration form here.

  • Award Finalists

    ACCESS TO JUSTICE AWARD

    Lauren Adamson, Justice Connect

    Legacy Caseload Working Group

    • Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (represented by Melinda Jackson)
    • Members of the private profession (represented by David Burke, Lander & Rogers)
    • LIV (represented by Kate Browne)
    • Refugee Legal (represented by Charlie Powles)
    • Justice Connect (represented by Tina Turner)
    • Victoria Legal Aid (represented by Alexandra Jannetto)

    Sally Nicholes, Nicholes Family Lawyers

    ACCREDITED SPECIALIST ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

    Mark Albert Maier, McNab McNab & Starke Lawyers

    Nicholas Mann, Polaris Lawyers

    Rodger Fernandez, FCG Legal Pty Ltd Lawyers

    COMMUNITY LAWYER OR ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR AWARD

    Lauren Adamson, Justice Connect

    Linda Gyorki, Inner Melbourne Community Legal

    Women’s Legal Service Victoria

    DEAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

    The AFL acquisition of Etihad Stadium, DLA Piper

    Victorian Government purchase of General Motors Holden site in Port Melbourne, Holding Redlich

    Port of Melbourne lease transaction, MinterEllison

    GOVERNMENT LAWYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

    Kara Miller, Sustainability Victoria

    Miles Browne, Victoria Legal Aid

    IN-HOUSE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR AWARD

    Agata Jarbin, State Trustees

    Katerina Paras, Lawyers on Demand

    Sheree Siow, AIA Australia

    INNOVATION AWARD

    Doogue O’Brien George

    LegalVision

    MinterEllison

    Settify

    BOUTIQUE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD (<5 PRINCIPALS)

    Beck Legal

    David Davis & Associates

    Ethikate

    MEDIUM LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD (6–19 PRINCIPALS)

    Colin Biggers & Paisley

    MST Lawyers

    LARGE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD (>20 PRINCIPALS) – SPONSORED BY PEXA

    Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

    Mills Oakley

    MinterEllison

    LAW STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

    Colleen Chen Melbourne Law School Student

    Nina Vallins, Family Violence Paralegal Volunteer, WEstjustice, Western Community Legal Centre

    Yanni Goutzamanis, Monash University Student

    LEGAL REPORTING AWARD

    Bianca Hall, The Age

    Jon Faine, 774 ABC Melbourne

    Melissa Davey, The Guardian

    MENTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD – SPONSORED BY SOUTH YARRA BMW

    Jane Hider, DLA Piper

    Rebecca Dickson, Melbourne Airport

    Sylvie Maranis, Go To Court Lawyers

    REGIONAL LAWYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

    Claire Barrance, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

    Jacqueline Brauman, TBA Law

    Joel Orenstein, Orenstein Lawyers

    Noel Kennedy, Melville Orton & Lewis

    SUBURBAN LAWYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

    Canda Glanville, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

    David Davis, David Davis & Associates

    Richard Edwards, Whites Legal

    TOP 10 RISING STARS – SPONSORED BY LEX MEDICUS

    Anna Jennings-Edquist, Slater and Gordon

    Benjamin Hine, DLA Piper

    Demetrio Zema, Law Squared

    Jaclyn Smith, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

    Jenny Tran, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

    Kot Monoah, Slater and Gordon

    Marko Eric, Slater and Gordon

    Sach Fernando, Zaparas Lawyers

    Steven Clayton, AIA Australia

    Tara Stark, Slater and Gordon

    Join us as we also unveil the winners and recipients of the:

    • Paul Baker Award
    • Rogers Legal Writing Award
    • Honorary Life Membership
    • President’s Award
    • Certificates of Service
  • Corporate Table

    Bring your colleagues together for this special event. Register a table of 10 for $1900 by emailing register@liv.asn.au.