National Indigenous Law Awards now open
National Indigenous Law Awards (NILA) aims to highlight and recognise the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who demonstrate a passion and commitment to improving justice outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
The National Indigenous Law Awards is open to individuals only. Organisations are not eligible to apply.
National Indigenous Legal Professional of the Year Award
The Professional Award is open to any Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australian who is currently admitted and practicing as a solicitor or barrister in Australia and has at least five years of professional legal experience.
Legal professionals will be assessed on the following criteria:
- championing the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons in a legal environment
- dedicated contribution to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community through the provision of legal services (for example, access to justice, community legal education or pro bono work), and
- demonstrated commitment to professional development.
National Indigenous Law Student of the Year Prize
The Student Prize is open to any Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australian who is studying law at an Australian tertiary institution and:
- has completed at least four semesters of an Australian tertiary law qualification
- is maintaining an ongoing full-time or part-time study load, and
- has maintained a Credit (or equivalent) grade average.
Student applicants will be assessed on the following criteria:
- strong academic achievements in legal study
- relevant extra-curricular activities, and
- involvement in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community that actively contributes to improved justice outcomes (for example, pro bono paralegal experience or volunteering).
Open the link to find out more about these awards: National Indigenous Law Awards
Applications close 9:00am 31 July 2017 and can be lodged via:
Post: Indigenous Legal Services
Legal Assistance Branch
3-5 National Circuit
Barton ACT 2600
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