Queensland Law Society

QLS president recognised for outstanding leadership

Date 23 Oct 2017
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Queensland Law Society vice president Chris Coyne has congratulated president Christine Smyth on winning the Gold Coast Women in Business Creating Change Award for 2017.

“This is well-deserved recognition for president Smyth’s long dedication to creating positive change,” Mr Coyne said.

“We are delighted with her win, and very proud of our president.”

Mr Coyne said that the award recognised Ms Smyth’s tireless advocacy for change in many areas, including legislative reform assisting the victims of domestic violence, and increasing funding to the state’s vital community legal centres.

“The president also devised and launched the innovative Modern Advocate Lecture Series, which brings young lawyers together to learn the finer points of advocacy from the leading lights of the judiciary," he said.

“In November she will launch another of her initiatives, the first QLS Solicitor Advocacy Course, which will help young practitioners develop the skills to survive and thrive in our dynamic and changing profession.”

Mr Coyne said the award was fitting given president Smyth’s highly successful tenure heading the Society.

“Christine Smyth has had an excellent year in a very tough job, and this is a nice feather in her cap,” he said.

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For more information, please contact external affairs on 07 3842 5835, 0488 433 884 or media@qls.com.au