Queensland Law Society

Not-for-profit lawyer achieves great things

Date 19 Sep 2011
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The Queensland Law Society Agnes McWhinney Award was recently presented to seasoned not-for-profit lawyer Suzanne Greenwood for her significant career of achievements.

Presented as part of the Woman Lawyers Association of Queensland’s 2011 Awards Dinner on Friday 9 September, Queensland Law Society CEO Noela L’Estrange said the award recognised Suzanne’s commitment to addressing social issues within the community. “Suzanne is a credit to the profession, being General Counsel for St Vincent de Paul Queensland and actively involved in Epilepsy Queensland Inc. for more than 15 years. “She initially provided pro bono legal services for Epilepsy Queensland Inc. and is now Chairman of their Board,” Ms L’Estrange said.

“Her commitment to the community also extends to being a member of Queensland Health’s Human Research Ethics Committee.”

The annual Agnes McWhinney Award is named for Australia’s first female solicitor, admitted in Townsville in 1915.

Other awards presented at the Woman Lawyers Association of Queensland’s 2011 Awards Dinner included:

  • Woman Lawyer of the Year 2011: Teresa Dyson
  • Regional Woman Lawyer of the Year 2011: Di Turner
  • Emergent Woman Lawyer of the Year 2011: Diane Ruhl.