This award recognises a government legal team that has efficiently upheld legal responsibilities within a government organisation, while enhancing opportunities for further growth and legislation.
It includes all employees who make up the legal team for a wide range of government organisations, including state and federal government departments, and accredited agencies listed on the Australian government website.
It is open to in-house legal teams that have been employed by a government agency that has been active for at least two full financial years.
To be eligible for this award, the legal team needs to demonstrate activities undertaken in the 12 months from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017 that have been an asset to the government organisation and wider Australian community.
Nominees will be judged on their responses to the following: