In the lead up to Law Week each year, the Law Society invites members to submit entries to the WA Lawyer of the Year Awards.
The WA Lawyer of the Year Awards recognise practitioners who have made particularly noteworthy contributions to the Western Australian legal profession, over and above what might be reasonably expected through paid legal employment.

Criteria

  • The nominee has made a contribution over and above what might be reasonably expected through paid legal employment
  • The nominee has made a particularly noteworthy contribution to the Western Australian legal profession
  • The person is an outstanding example to the legal profession
  • The nominee does not need to be a Law Society member but they must give their consent and have been practising in Western Australia

Complete the online form here or the PDF version here. Completed PDF forms should be sent to fgiglia@lawsocietywa.asn.au by Friday, 20 April 2018.
Winners to be announced at the Law Week Awards Night and Cocktail Evening on Friday, 18 May 2018 at Bankwest Place.

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Lawyer of the Year (less than 5 years’ experience)

Award recipients

Practitioner with more than five years’ experience

Lawyer of the Year Award Winners
2017 – Simon Creek and Nicholas van Hattem
2016 – Claire Rossi and Glen McLeod
2015 – John Fiocco
2014 – Melanie Cave
2013 – Thomas Percy QC
2012 – Denis McLeod and Clare Thompson
2011 – Shayla Strapps and Amanda Goodier
2009 – Steven Penglis
2008 – Dr Johannes Schoombee

Practitioner with less than five years’ experience

Lawyer of the Year Award Winner

2017 – Krista McMeeken

2016 – Michael Geelhoed
2015 – Callum Hair
2014 – Jessica Bowman and Stephanie Puris
2013 – Gary Mack
2012 – Tammy Solonec
2011 – Breony Allen
2009 – Toni Emmanuel
2008 – Anna Rakoczy