Defence Lawyer of the Year


This award recognises an in-house lawyer who best services the unique needs of organisations operating in the defence industry.

It includes in-house lawyers who work in all types of organisations relating to the defence industry, including businesses, agencies, departments and institutions involved in defence procurement and the delivery of defence capabilities.

It is open to all in-house lawyers who have been employed by a defence organisation that has been active for at least two full financial years and is registered in Australia.

To be eligible for this award, the lawyer needs to have serviced the needs of their organisation in the 12 months from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Assessment Criteria:

Nominees will be judged on their responses to the following:

  • Define the importance of the work you have completed for the organisation that has provided defence services to Australia?
  • How has this work been a value-add to the defence industry and Australia at large?
  • How has your role benefited the organisation?
  • How did you display leadership and initiative during matters completed over the financial year in question?
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