find the latest legal job
Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Highly-respected, innovative and entrepreneurial Not-for-Profit · Competency based Board
View details
Chief Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Dynamic, high growth organisation · ASX listed market leader
View details
In-house Projects Lawyer | Renewables / Solar | 2-5 Years PQE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: All Australia
· Help design the future · NASDAQ Listed
View details
Insurance Lawyer (1-3 PAE)
Category: Insurance and Superannuation Law | Location: Sydney NSW 2000
· Join a dynamic Firm · Excellent career growth opportunity
View details
In-house lawyer 1-4 PAE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Adelaide SA 5000
· Leading Brand · Report to a Dynamic Legal Counsel
View details
Justice Awards recognise altruistic

Justice Awards recognise altruistic

MICHAEL RAPER of the Welfare Rights Centre of NSW has been awarded with the 2007 Justice Award presented by the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW. Raper was presented with the award by Sir…

MICHAEL RAPER of the Welfare Rights Centre of NSW has been awarded with the 2007 Justice Award presented by the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW.

Raper was presented with the award by Sir Anthony Mason at a ceremony last week, in recognition of his campaigning and advocacy for reductions in levels of poverty, inequality and hardship. Since 1990, Raper has been director of the centre which specialises in social security and family tax benefit law, helping the disadvantaged access their entitlements.

Other awards presented included the Aboriginal Justice Award to Paul Teerman, Aboriginal Client Service Officer at Penrith Local Court. Teerman won for helping young people better understand the legal system and by helping them to avoid the criminal justice system. He is currently setting up a mentoring program with community groups and schools, identifying opportunities for young people to either pursue further education or trades.

Terri Janke was highly commended in the same category for her work to assist Aboriginal artists and cultural organisations on matters relating to intellectual property rights.

Other awards handed out on the night included: the Pro Bono Partnership Award presented to the partnership of the Homicide Victim’s Support Group and Henry Davis York; the Law And Justice Volunteer Award presented to Brenda McKinnon of the Albury Wodonga Community Information Referral Centre; the Law Society President’s Award presented to David Roth of Mulley Roth Solicitors; the Combined Community Legal Centres Group Award presented to Linda Wright of the Illawarra Community Legal Centre; and the LIAC Centre of Excellence Award presented to Richmond-Upper Clarence Regional Library and Maitland City Library.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Justice Awards recognise altruistic
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Unite
Aug 22 2017
Professionals unite in support of marriage equality
The presidents of representative bodies for solicitors, barristers and doctors in NSW have come toge...
Aug 21 2017
Is your firm on the right track for gig economy gains?
Promoted by Crowd & Co. The way we do business, where we work, how we engage with workers, ev...
Scales of Justice, Victorian County Court, retiring judges
Aug 21 2017
Replacements named for retired Vic judges
Two new judicial officers have been appointed in the Victorian County Court, following the retire...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...