Who will be crowned Australia’s foremost lawyer of the 21st century?

By Jerome Doraisamy|01 July 2020
Australian Law Awards

Time is running out to nominate someone for The Lawyers Weekly Award, to be given to the most consequential and important practitioner of the last 20 years.

At the 20th anniversary of the Australian Law Awards, one individual – recognised by their peers across the country – will be feted for their ongoing advancement of and advocacy for the rule of law and the practitioners who make up the legal profession with a newly created accolade: The Lawyers Weekly Award.


Nominations for this award are open to all legal professionals who have been in practice for a portion or all of the 20 years since 2000, and will close next Monday, 6 July 2020.

Voted by the public, The Lawyers Weekly Award – brought to you by Lawyers Weekly in conjunction with UNSW Law – will celebrate the outstanding and unparalleled contributions of one individual who the profession deems to have made, over the past two decades, a fundamental impact upon not just on the business and practice of law, and the professionals who serve the rule of law, but also the broader Australian community.


The individuals who receive the most nominations will be announced as finalists, following which voting will be opened for the public to select a winner. The recipient of The Lawyers Weekly Award will be announced at this year’s Australian Law Awards, being held on Friday, 7 August 2020.

To learn more about this award, including the nomination process, click here.

Who will be crowned Australia’s foremost lawyer of the 21st century?
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