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
Real Estate & Projects Lawyer (6+ years PAE)
Category: Property Law | Location: Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney NSW
· Top tier firm with offices nationally · High profile clients
View details
Blake Dawson partner Qld lawyer of the year

Blake Dawson partner Qld lawyer of the year

Three of Queensland's practising women lawyers have taken out top honours at the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland (WLAQ) Awards. Teresa Dyson, tax partner in Blake Dawson's Brisbane…

Three of Queensland's practising women lawyers have taken out top honours at the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland (WLAQ) Awards.

Teresa Dyson, tax partner in Blake Dawson's Brisbane office, was named the 2011 Woman Lawyer of the Year. Diane Ruhl, an associate from Boulton Cleary and Kern and president of Townsville District Law Association took out 2011 QLD Emergent Woman Lawyer of the Year.

Di Turner, a senior solicitor at Legal Aid in Townsville and independent practising children's and family lawyer, won the 2011 QLD Regional Woman Lawyer of the Year.

The annual awards were open to any woman holding a law degree and actively involved in the legal profession or a law-related field in QLD. Nominees had to demonstrate professional excellence and integrity in their field and awareness for the needs and concerns of women's advancement in the law.

Dyson was recognised for her contribution to the advancement of women lawyers, especially in her support for flexible work practices, as well as social justice causes.

In 2000 she set up the first pro-bono on site legal clinic in a drop off centre at Lou's Place in Kings Cross, which has now become the model for these programs in other clinics across Australia.

Dyson was also recently invited to attend the Federal Government's Tax Forum in October as one of only two lawyers among 184 business, industry, community and political leaders.

Turner was recognised with the regional award for her work at North Queensland Women's Legal Service in Townsville and the Rural Women's Outreach Legal Service where she focussed solely on the needs of women throughout Queensland.

Ruhl, the Emergent Woman Lawyer recipient, began her career in 2008, and was promoted to an associate within two and a half years of admission. She is a sessional member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and a Captain in the Australian Army (Reserves).

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

Blake Dawson partner Qld lawyer of the year
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Unite
07:04
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 & ...