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NSW Government Solicitors

Recognising outstanding government solicitors

The Law Society recognises and celebrates outstanding government solicitors through two awards, the John Hennessy Research Scholarship and the Michelle Crowther PSM Excellence in Government Solicitors Award. View how you can be involved.

2016 award winner profiles
Adam Booker and Bill Gerogiannis

John Hennessy Research Scholarship
Previous winners: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Michelle Crowther PSM Excellence in Government Solicitors Award
Nomination form 

Professional development

The government solicitor segment is one of the most varied in the profession. We aim to equip you with all the skills you need, regardless of area of law, to continue to progress your career. 

Reciprocal CPD Program for Government Lawyers
Current and past CPD listings  

Law Society CPD
Our full list of CPD seminars via face-to-face, live webcasts or podcasts 

Specialist Accreditation
2017 applications are now open for members

Legislation and rules in NSW
All you need to know about current Acts, regulations, Rules and Schedules

Being well in the law
View our toolkit for lawyers to ensure wellbeing in the law

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A Guide to Ethical Obligations of Government Lawyers for non-lawyer colleagues

A Guide to Ethical Issues for Government Solicitors

A Government Lawyer's Guide to Rules on Ethical Issues

An exploratory study of the legal education needs of government solicitors

Inside In-house Legal Teams - Report on a survey of corporate and government lawyers