Government Solicitor

Awards

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.

John Hennessy Legal Scholarship

Are you a public sector solicitor interested in undertaking a research project into legal systems in another jurisdiction or undertaking further study? If so the John Hennessy Legal Scholarship, established by the Government Solicitors Committee, may be able to provide you with financial assistance.

The scholarship is an 'occasional scholarship' that is offered from time to time and covers travel, study and other approved expenses up to a maximum value of $10,000.

Nominations are now open.  Click here to apply online.

Click here to learn about our 2017 winner, Nayomie Senanayake.

2016 award winner profiles
Adam Booker and Bill Gerogiannis

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

Michelle Crowther PSM Excellence in Government Legal Service Award

Do you know a public sector solicitor, or group of solicitors, who perform above and beyond their usual responsibilities? Then nominate them for an Excellence Award in Government Legal Service.

This annual award recognises significant contributions by public sector solicitors and is judged by the Law Society's Government Solicitors Committee. 

Nominations are now open.  Click here to apply online.

Click here to learn about our 2017 winner, Bruce Cantril.