Awards attract leading lights

Awards attract leading lights

26 October 2015 By Lara Bullock

Judges for the Women in Law Awards have been announced, encompassing a range of high-profile names from across the profession.

The 20 judges have the difficult task ahead of narrowing down submissions to the Women in Law Awards to reveal the highest achievers across the legal sector.

Big names who have joined the judging panel include Law Council of Australia president Duncan McConnell and Australian Law Reform Commission president Rosalind Croucher.

The Association of Corporate Counsel's vice president and managing director, Tanya Khan, and Victorian Women Lawyers convener Kirsten Adams are also on board.


Sparing time from the courtroom are Federal Court of Australia judge, the Honourable Justice Shane Marshall and Supreme Court of NSW Court of Appeal president, the Honourable Justice Margaret Beazley AO.

Stepping out of various law schools to assist are Professor Fariborz Moshirian, Professor Lesley Hitchens, Professor Joellen Riley, Julie Clarke, Dr Maggie Hall and Dr Vincent Bicudo de Castro.

Submissions for the Women in Law awards close on Friday 30 October. Winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Melbourne on 27 November.

Full list of judges

Duncan McConnell, president, Law Council of Australia


Rosalind Croucher, president, Australian Law Reform Commission

Tanya Khan, vice president and managing director, ACC (formerly ACLA)

Kirsten Adams, convener, Victorian Women Lawyers

The Honourable Justice Shane Marshall, judge, Federal Court of Australia

The Honourable Justice Margaret Beazley AO, Court of Appeal president, Supreme Court of NSW

Caroline Kirton QC, barrister and arbitrator

Michelle Sindler, international arbitrator

Caroline Kenny QC, barrister and arbitrator

Ruth Barson, senior lawyer, Human Rights Law Centre

Alice Pung, author, social commentator, lawyer

Prof Fariborz Moshirian, director of the Institute of Global Finance, UNSW Business School

Prof Lesley Hitchens, dean - Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney

Prof Joellen Riley, dean and professor of labour law, University of Sydney

Julie Clarke, associate professor, Deakin Law School

Dr Maggie Hall, law lecturer, UWS

Dr Vincent Bicudo de Castro, lecturer in accounting, Deakin Business School

Joseph Catanzariti, vice president, Fair Work Commission

John Chisholm, owner, John Chisholm Consulting

Philip Gleed, director, Gleed Legal

Ted Dwyer, director, Dwyer Consulting

Prof Barry Cooper, associate dean, industry engagement and partnerships, Deakin Business School

Linda Baxter, director continuing professional development, Leo Cussen Centre for Law

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