Now in their fifth year, the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW’s Justice Awards are open for nominations. Recognising the contributions individuals have made to improving access to justice in NSW, particularly for socially and economically disadvantaged people this year, awards include the Justice Medal, the Aboriginal Justice Award, the Law and Justice Volunteer Award and the Combined Community Legal Centres Group Award.
Director of the Law and Justice Foundation Geoff Mulherin says that the awards aim to recognise the achievements of people working at the coalface of access to justice.
“In the past five years, Justice Awards have been presented to individuals who have made real differences to the lives of many people, particularly those who face barriers to accessing the justice system people with intellectual and physical disabilities, refugees, low-income earners, Aboriginal people and people with mental illness.
Nominations for the Justice Awards close on Monday 8 September 2003. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the foundation’s website at www.lawfoundation.net.au/justice_awards.
The Justice Awards will be presented at a dinner at NSW Parliament House on Monday 13 October 2003.