Law Society congratulates winners of the Attorney General’s Community Service Law Awards

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Sam Vandongen SC and HHG Legal Group, winners of the Attorney General’s Community Service Law Awards for an individual and organisation respectively.

The Attorney General, the Hon John Quigley MLA, presented the awards at the Law Society’s Law Week Breakfast this morning. The event launched Law Week 2017, which features more than 50 events taking place throughout the week and across Western Australia.

Law Society President Alain Musikanth said, “Both Sam Vandongen SC and HHG Legal Group are very worthy winners of this year’s Attorney General’s Community Service Law Awards. Mr Vandongen SC has been recognised for his pro bono work, particularly in acting as lead counsel for a man wrongly convicted of manslaughter. HHG Legal Group has a lengthy history of community involvement, including providing free legal advice clinics for the benefit of members of the public. The Law Society warmly congratulates both Mr Vandongen SC and HHG Legal Group.”

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For comment please contact:

Andrew MacNiven
Media and Communications Officer
(08) 9324 8634
amacniven@lawsocietywa.asn.au

About us: The Law Society of Western Australia is the peak professional association for lawyers in the State. The Society is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the representation of its more than 3800 members. The Society enhances the legal profession through its position as a respected leader and contributor on law reform, access to justice and the rule of law. The Society is widely acknowledged by the legal profession, government and the community as the voice of the legal profession in Western Australia.

Law Society congratulates winners of the Attorney General’s Community Service Law Awards

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Sam Vandongen SC and HHG Legal Group, winners of the Attorney General’s Community Service Law Awards for an individual and organisation respectively.

The Attorney General, the Hon John Quigley MLA, presented the awards at the Law Society’s Law Week Breakfast this morning. The event launched Law Week 2017, which features more than 50 events taking place throughout the week and across Western Australia.

Law Society President Alain Musikanth said, “Both Sam Vandongen SC and HHG Legal Group are very worthy winners of this year’s Attorney General’s Community Service Law Awards. Mr Vandongen SC has been recognised for his pro bono work, particularly in acting as lead counsel for a man wrongly convicted of manslaughter. HHG Legal Group has a lengthy history of community involvement, including providing free legal advice clinics for the benefit of members of the public. The Law Society warmly congratulates both Mr Vandongen SC and HHG Legal Group.”

– ENDS –

For comment please contact:

Andrew MacNiven
Media and Communications Officer
(08) 9324 8634
amacniven@lawsocietywa.asn.au

About us: The Law Society of Western Australia is the peak professional association for lawyers in the State. The Society is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the representation of its more than 3800 members. The Society enhances the legal profession through its position as a respected leader and contributor on law reform, access to justice and the rule of law. The Society is widely acknowledged by the legal profession, government and the community as the voice of the legal profession in Western Australia.