Woman Lawyer Awards
WLWA presents awards to outstanding women lawyers in a number of categories. The Woman Lawyer of the Year Awards are announced at our annual Honours Dinner held in March each year.
Awards are not always presented each year.
The awards recognise women who have made an outstanding contribution in their various careers, whether or not their career has led to the traditional route of partnership, taking silk or an appointment to the bench. In this way, we recognise achievement and success that may not have been otherwise recognised.
Our Woman Lawyer of the Year awards are open in the following categories:
WOMAN LAWYER OF THE YEAR
This award recognises those women who have made recent and significant contributions to the promotion of justice for all women, and the participation of women in the legal profession.
JUNIOR WOMAN LAWYER OF THE YEAR
This award recognises those women who have been admitted to practice for less than 5 years who have made an outstanding contribution towards the legal profession.
NEW: RUAL, REGIONAL AND REMOTE WOMAN LAWYER OF THE YEAR
This award recognises those women working in rural, regional and remote areas of Western Australia who have made an outstanding contribution towards the legal profession.
A copy of the 2020 Selection Criteria is available here
Our Women Lawyers of the Year
We congratulate our Women Lawyers of the Year:
|YEAR||WOMAN LAWYERS OF THE YEAR||SENIOR WOMAN LAWYER OF THE YEAR||JUNIOR WOMAN LAYER OF THE YEAR||RURAL REGIONAL AND REMOTE WOMAN LAWYER OF THE YEAR|
|2018||Haley Allan||Jennifer Kiss||Katy Welch and Krista Dunstan|
|2017||Lisa Boston||Dr Jane Power||Rose-Violet Arrey||Lisa Ellery|
|2016||Teresa Farmer||Rebecca Lee||Courtney Furner|
|2015||Elspeth Hensler||Susan Fielding||Jessica Bowman and Stephanie Puris||Samantha Martella|
|2014||Melanie Cave||Dr Sue Gordon AM||Emma Cavanagh||Carmel McKenzie|
|2013||Jane Ensor||Anne Durack||Anna Johnson|
|2012||Clare Thompson||Debbie Taylor||Tammie Solonec|
|2011||Amanda Burrows and Jenni Hill||Karen Farley||Seranie Gamble|
|2010||Linda Savage||Jolleen Hicks|
|2009||Julie Jackson||Katrina Banks-Smith||Maria Mansour|
|2008||Celia Long||Donna Percy||Kate Davis|
|2007||Anna Liscia||Penny Keeley|
|2006||Elizabeth Heenan||Helen Cogan||Maria Fifield|