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Recognising outstanding government solicitors 

Applications are now open

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. Applications for 2017 will close on Tuesday, 1 August 2017.

Click here to access and download the interactive John Hennessy Legal Scholarship application form.

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