Awards process

The Women in Law Awards has developed a robust awards methodology that recognises growth, business development, diversity, leadership, innovation, business excellence and contribution to Australia’s law industry using key benchmarks and performance indicators.


Any individual wishing to enter is asked to complete a detailed submission answering key criteria items.

Nominating is easy and will take less than a minute; nominations across multiple categories can be done in one form.

All submissions must be received through our secure awards platform by the date shown on the event home page.

Our awards platform is safe, secure and compliant. It’s ISO/IEC 27001 certified, compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), PCI DSS, and more.

Women in Law Awards finalists are announced; individuals will be contacted directly as well as published on the Lawyers Weekly and Women in Law Awards websites. Finalists will be announced on the date listed on the event home page.

Submissions will be delivered to a panel of respected industry professionals and business leaders who will assess each submission. Judges will score each submission across a range of criteria, which can be found under each category description once you have registered to lodge a submission. A number of judges will individually assess each submission for each category, offering a blended score and assessment.

One winner will be announced per award category, with the awards presented at a gala black-tie dinner.

For additional details on the methodology and your submissions, please contact our team.

*Submission categories are subject to change.