Academic of the Year
The development of the next generation of lawyers is fundamental to the growth of the industry – and academics have a major responsibility for cultivating this talent.
This award recognises the academic who is most effectively shaping legal undergraduate and JD students, instilling a passion for the law, professional excellence and expertise.
Barrister of the Year
Business Development Professional of the Year
While business development managers are not part of a firm’s legal team, they play a critical role in bringing clients through the door – and keeping them.
This award recognises outstanding performance by an individual who has generated new or repeat business for a law firm and/or has cultivated client relationships.
Dealmaker of the Year
General Counsel of the Year
In-House Company Secretary of the Year
In-House Lawyer of the Year
Law Student of the Year
Legal Support Professional the Year
Managing Partner of the Year
Partner of the Year
Regional/Suburban Lawyer of the Year
Rising Star of the Year
Senior Associate of the Year
Sole Practitioner of the Year
Special Counsel of the Year
Banking and Finance Team of the Year
Commercial Team of the Year
Dispute Resolution Team of the Year
Energy and Resources Team of the Year
Government Team of the Year
In-House Team of the Year
In-house teams are often the source of innovative ideas that deliver enormous value to their organisation.
This award recognises the achievements of in-house teams. It is open to any team working as a dedicated in-house team, embedded on full-time secondment. The team must be fully integrated into the entity and not conduct any work on any private practice matters.
Insurance Team of the Year
Intellectual Property Team of the Year
Property Team of the Year
Transaction Team of the Year
Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Employee Program of the Year
Taking care of employees has become a top business priority for law firms that recognise the link between a positive culture and a high-performing workforce.
This award recognises firms and legal departments that have demonstrated a commitment to their workforce over FY17-18 via at least one significant employee initiative.
Employer of Choice
A focus on care, trust and transparency is at the heart of what many employees look for in their respective organisations.
This award recognises the law firm or business that has gone above and beyond for their legal employees, ensuring staff attraction and retention remains high by placing importance on the quality care of their people.
Innovator of the Year
Law Firm of the Year
NewLaw Firm of the Year
Pro Bono Program of the Year
The legal profession has long supported the wider community through pro bono work, demonstrating a commitment to ensuring all members of society have access to legal representation.
This award recognises firms and legal departments that have demonstrated a commitment to the community over FY17-18 via at least one significant pro bono initiative.
Regional/Suburban Law Firm of the Year
Wellness Initiative of the Year