Hon John Quigley LLB JP MLA

Hon John Quigley LLB JP MLA

Attorney General

    Community-minded legal champions sought for annual awards

    3/04/2017 1:00 PM
     
    • Attorney General John Quigley is seeking WA's best pro bono legal practitioners
    • The Attorney General's Community Service Law Awards are an annual event
    • One legal organisation and one individual practitioner will be honoured for their pro bono work
    • Pro bono is a Latin term meaning 'for the public good' 

    Attorney General John Quigley is inviting legal practices, lawyers and community organisations to nominate candidates for the 2017 Attorney General's Community Service Law Awards.

     

    Presented as part of WA Law Week in May, the Law Awards honour one individual legal practitioner and one organisation which have provided outstanding pro bono legal services to the Western Australian community.

     

    The 2016 individual law award winner was Michael Tucak for the pro bono legal services he provided to the Western Australian arts and cultural community for more than 20 years.

     

    The winner of the 2016 organisational law award was King & Wood Mallesons for providing pro bono services since 2011, representing more than $1.7 million in fees, and equating to more than 5,580 hours in pro bono time.

     

    Nominations for the 2017 awards are now open and must be received by the Department of the Attorney General by 2pm on Monday, 24 April 2017.

     

    For more information, visit http://www.dotag.wa.gov.au/lawaward

     

    Comments attributed to Attorney General John Quigley:

     

    "The two awards recognise those legal practitioners and organisations which have generously volunteered their skills and expertise to benefit people who need help the most.

     

    "It is often the case that those who most desperately need legal assistance are the least able to gain access to it.

     

    "I urge the Western Australian community to recognise those who are deserving of the honour this year."

     

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