Not-for-profit Lawyer of the Year


This award recognises an in-house lawyer who has played a vital role in ensuring their organisation successfully serves some of Australia’s most vulnerable.

It includes in-house lawyers who work in all types of not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises and charities.

It is open to all in-house lawyers who have been employed by a not-for-profit organisation that has been operating for at least two full financial years.

To be eligible for this award, the organisation needs to be registered in Australia. The lawyer must demonstrate activities completed for the 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:

  • Detail extensive work you have completed as a not-for-profit lawyer.
  • What were some of the biggest challenges you had in this line of work during this time, and how did you successfully overcome these challenges?
  • How has this work benefited your organisation and the Australian community?
  • What is your key point of difference as a not-for-profit lawyer?
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