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15th Victorian Legal Awards finalists

15th Victorian Legal Awards finalists


The LIV congratulates all those who have been nominated for the 15th Victorian Legal Awards.

The Victorian Legal Awards, May 17th, brings together esteemed members of the judiciary, lawyers and those who work in the law to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the Victorian legal profession.

The LIV is pleased to announce the finalists for the following award categories:

Access to Justice Award

  • Consumer Action Law Centre
  • Jeremy King, Robinson Gill Lawyers
  • Paghona "Peggy" Kerdo, Kerdo Legal

Accredited Specialist Achievement Award

  • Anthony (Tony) Isaacs
  • Catherine Brooks, Law Squared
  • Dennis Liner
  • Naty Guerrero-Diaz, Slater and Gordon

Community Lawyer or Organisation of the Year Award

  • Justice Connect
  • Northern Community Legal Centre
  • St Kilda Legal Service - LGBTQI Legal Service

Government Lawyer of the Year Award

  • Christopher Stafford, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Natasha Maugeuret, Victorian Government Solicitor's Office
  • Prue Elletson, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

In-House Counsel of the Year Award

  • Freyja McCarthy, Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman - TIO
  • Joshua Taaffe, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers

Innovation Award

  • Lander & Rogers Lawyers
  • lexvoco
  • Polaris Lawyers

Boutique Law Firm of the Year Award - Sponsored by Clarence, Workplaces for Lawyers

  • David Davis & Associates
  • Fortitude Legal
  • Mathews Family Law and Mediation Services
  • Polaris Lawyers
  • Zaparas Lawyers

Medium Law Firm of the Year Award

  • Keypoint Law
  • Moores
  • Tisher Liner FC Law

Large Law Firm of the Year Award - Sponsored by Macquarie Bank

  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Law Student of the Year Award

  • Beau Arnfield, Deakin Law School
  • Elliott Mann, Swinburne Law School
  • Khayshie Tilak Ramesh, La Trobe University
  • Madeleine O'Brien, Deakin Law School (Maurice Blackburn Lawyers)
  • Tom Diaz, University of Melbourne

Legal Reporting Award

  • Anthony Dowsley, Herald Sun
  • Peter Wilmoth, The Sydney Morning Herald (Good Weekend)
  • The Age

Mentor of the Year Award

  • Elizabeth Becker, Carlisle Thomas Lawyers
  • Marko Eric, Slater and Gordon
  • Her Honour Martine Marich, The County Court of Victoria

Regional Lawyer of the Year Award

  • Adrian Tinetti, Federation University Australia
  • Jacqueline Brauman, TBA Law
  • Sue Emery, Slater and Gordon

Suburban Lawyer of the Year Award

  • David Davis & Associates
  • David Sharrock, Sharrock Pitman Legal
  • Don Maffia, Slater and Gordon

Top 10 Rising Stars

  • Blake Connell, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Daniel Opare
  • Hannah Dickinson
  • James Wardlaw
  • Joshua Butler
  • Lauren Bull, Slater and Gordon
  • Merys Williams
  • Michelle Berry
  • Perveen Maan, White and Mason Lawyers
  • Sophie Stafford

 Wellbeing Award

  • Claire Walczak, Lander & Rogers and Phoebe Blank, MinterEllison
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Rankin Business Lawyers

Join us at the 15th Victorian Legal Awards Ceremony, 17th May, where we will also unveil the winners and recipients of the Paul Baker Award, Rogers Legal Writing Award and Certificates of Service.

Tickets are available at the LIV website here.

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