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 (3-5 PAE)
Category: Insurance and Superannuation Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Dynamic organisation ·
View details
Legal Counsel
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: North Sydney NSW 2060
· 18 month fixed term contract · 3-5 years PQE with TMT exposure
View details
Lawyers on the Queen’s list

Lawyers on the Queen’s list

PEOPLE ACROSS Australia were last week awarded Order of Australia medals in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The legal profession accounted for a considerable number of recipients and many…

PEOPLE ACROSS Australia were last week awarded Order of Australia medals in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The legal profession accounted for a considerable number of recipients and many were given awards for service to the law and the public through the law. Below, Lawyers Weekly lists a some of these.

AC

Justice John Dyson HEYDON, Sydney, NSW. For service to the law as eminent jurist, to the legal profession, and as an academic through extensive contributions to further legal knowledge and education in Australia.

Sir James KILLEN, KCMG, Chapel Hill, Qld. For distinguished contributions to public life as a federal parliamentarian, barrister, author, orator and advocate for social justice and the rights of underprivileged members of the community.

Justice John Spence WINNEKE, AO, RFD , Melbourne, Vic. For leadership in the law, to the administration of justice as President of the Victorian Court of Appeal, and to the community.

AO

Jennifer Harley BLACKMAN, Wentworthville, NSW. For service to the law, particularly as a supporter of the advancement of women in the legal profession, and to the community through a range of church, youth and aged-care organisations.

Patricia Ann MILLER, Alice Springs, NT. For service to the community as a significant contributor to debate on issues relating to native title, social justice, education, legal services, health and welfare, and the media.

Justice Kemeri Ann MURRAY, Adelaide SA. For service to the law, to the administration of justice, and to the community, particularly in the areas of social development, welfare, multicultural affairs, education, health and the arts.

Mahla Liane PEARLMAN, AM, Cammeray, NSW. For service to the law and the judiciary, to the development of professional practice standards, and to the community.

Justice Peter Wolstenholme YOUNG, Sydney, NSW. For service to law and the administration of justice, to legal scholarship and to the community through the Anglican Church of Australia.

AM

Eugene John CULLITY, Hawthorn, Vic. For service to the law and to the community, particularly through support for programs to rehabilitate juvenile offenders, and to Calvary Health Care Bethlehem.

Colonel John Richard BECKWITH, RFD, Vic. For exceptional service in the field of military law, particularly in his role as judge advocate and defence force magistrate.

Christopher Paul MALEY. For service to the community, particularly through Marist Youth Care and by providing pro bono legal services for a range of organisations.

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

Lawyers on the Queen’s list
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
LCA president Fiona McLeod SC
07:05
Where social fault lines meet the justice gap in Aus
After just returning from a tour of the Northern Territory, LCA president Fiona McLeod SC speaks wit...
Marriage equality flag
07:00
ALHR backs High Court challenge to marriage equality postal vote
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has voiced its support for a constitutional challenge to ...
Give advice
07:00
A-G issues advice on judiciary’s public presence
Commonwealth Attorney-General George Brandis QC has offered his advice on the public presence of jud...
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 & ...