METHODOLOGY AND JUDGING

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 or group wishing to enter the Women in Law Awards 2020 is asked to complete a detailed submission answering key criteria items. To review all category details and to commence your submission, click here.

If you like to nominate a leading lawyer for a Women in Law Award, click here. Nominating is easy and will take less than a minute; nominations across multiple categories can be done on the one form.

All submissions must be received through our secure awards platform by 5:30pm on 16 October 2020.

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.

Finalists are announced; individuals and groups will be contacted directly as well as published on Lawyers Weekly and Women in Law Awards website. Finalists will be announced on the week of 3 November 2020.

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, which can be done here. 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 in a virtual, live-broadcast event. For full details on the event, click here.

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

OUR JUDGES

Methodology and Judging
Adrian Tembel

Chief Executive Partner
Thomson Geer

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Amreeta Abbott

Co-Founder
We:Accelerate

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Amy Challans

Past President
Australian Women Lawyers

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Ann-Maree David

Executive Director
The College of Law

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Anthony Dormer

Consultant
Cuthberts Business Advisory

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Belinda Speirs

Group General Counsel

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Dan Gregory

Speaker, Author, Futurist, Social Commentator
The Behaviour Report

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David Cullen

Group General Counsel
AMP

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Dr Garry Taylor

General Counsel
Croesus Holdings Group

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Dr John Boersig

Chief Executive Officer
Legal Aid ACT

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Jacob Waye-Harris

Partner
Waye-Harris Lawyers

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Joseph Catanzariti AM

Vice President
Fair Work Commission

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Kirsty Silbert

General Counsel
Laser Clinics Australia

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Kody Thompson

Chief Executive Officer
Lightning Sites

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Lara Wentworth

Wellness and Performance Coach for Lawyers

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Michael Milnes

Legal Counsel
The Registered Clubs Association of NSW

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Michael Tidball

Chief Executive Officer
Law Council of Australia

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Norman Donato

Partner / President
Bartier Perry / Commercial Law Association of Australia

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Professor Lesley Hitchens

Dean
Faculty of Law UTS

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Professor Nick James

Executive Dean, Faculty of Law
Bond University

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Professor Tania Sourdin

Dean
Newcastle Law School

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Rachel Launders

General Counsel & Company Secretary
Nine Entertainment Co.

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Rachel Scanlon

Asia Pacific Lead
D2 Legal Technology

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Rebecca Edwards

General Counsel
PAYCE Consolidated Limited

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Stephen Lancken

Mediator
Negocio Resolutions

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Steven Walker

Managing Director and Head of Law Dept. Consulting
Elevate Services

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Sue-Ella Prodonovich

Director
Prodonovich Advisory

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Sue Kench

Global Chief Executive
King & Wood Mallesons

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Tanya Sale

Chief Executive Officer
outsource financial

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Troy Swan

General Counsel & Company Secretary
Winc | Staples + OfficeMax