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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