In 2015, there are over 5000 female lawyers in Queensland.
In 1915, there was 1.
Queensland Law Society celebrates a centenary of women lawyers in Queensland and the ways that the profession has changed in the ensuing century and how the role of women will change the legal profession in the future.
The Agnes McWhinney Award, named for Queensland’s first admitted female solicitor, recognises outstanding professional or community contribution by a woman lawyer and the significant involvement of women in the legal profession and the community.
The award acknowledges a modern legal pioneer who will leave a meaningful professional legacy for women following in her footsteps.