Western Australia Law Week Runs From 13-17 May 2019

Western Australia Law Week Runs From 13-17 May 2019

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley

Word On The Street Reveals 2019 Law Award Winners

Victor P Taffa

  • Attorney General presents the annual Attorney General’s Community Service Law Awards to launch Western Australia Law Week
  • Law Week runs from 13-17 May 2019

A legal centre whose waiting room is the streets of Perth, and a lawyer who helps Aboriginal people with ‘a hand up, not a hand out’ are the winners of this year’s Attorney General’s Community Service Law Awards.

“Idea of working for the public good, serving the community without the expectation of reward, resonates strongly with me.” Attorney General John Quigley said.

“I am heartened to see that pro bono work continues to be done by the legal sector to a high standard and for those in greatest need.”

Law Awards, now in their 13th year, recognise the individual lawyer and legal practice which have done the most outstanding pro bono legal work, donating their time and legal expertise free of charge to the community.

Margie Tannock was the winner of the individual category, where the finalists were Peter Le and John Cooke.

Organisational winner was The Street Law Centre. The finalists in this category were the Consumer Credit Legal Service and the Fremantle Community Legal Centre.