The John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in an approved course of study provided...
National Indigenous Law Awards
The National Indigenous Law Awards aim to highlight and recognise the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who demonstrate a passion and commitment to improving justice outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The professional award is open to any Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australian who is currently admitted and practicing as a solicitor or barrister in Australia and has at least five years of professional legal experience.
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How to apply
Externally managed. Apply at https://www.ag.gov.au/LegalSystem/Legalaidprogrammes/Pages/national-indigenous-law-awards.aspx
Legal professionals will be assessed using the following criteria:
1. Championing the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons in a legal environment;
2. Dedicated contribution to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community through the provision of legal services (for example, access to justice, community legal education or pro bono work);
3. Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
How to Apply
Applicants must provide:
A brief curriculum vitae with name and contact details of two references; Proof of admission as a barrister or solicitor;
A letter of support from their employer if nominated for the professional award by the employer;
A personal statement by the nominee of no more than 1000 words addressing the assessment criteria to demonstrate a passion and commitment to improving justice outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.