Queensland Law Society

Queensland young solicitor wins national award

Date 13 Sep 2014
Contact Natalie Graeff, Communication Manager
Phone 07 3842 5868
Mobile 0488 433 884
Email n.graeff@qls.com.au

Queensland Law Society proudly congratulates Women's Legal Service principal solicitor Kara Cook for winning the Law Council of Australia’s (LCA’s) 2014 Australian Young Lawyer of the Year Award.

Queensland Law Society president Ian Brown said Ms Cook was an outstanding solicitor, dedicated to addressing access to justice and social issues, particularly regarding women.

“Kara’s work for the Women’s Legal Service involves looking after legal matters for women who are victims of domestic violence or are struggling with other family law issues,” Mr Brown said.

“Working in this area of law requires great compassion, resilience and commitment – qualities that exemplify the best standards of the profession and for which Kara is duly recognised.

“There are few solicitors in the state that give more of their time than Kara, which in the past 12 months has included volunteering at Women Lawyers Association of Queensland, Griffith University’s mentoring program, LCA’s Australian Young Lawyers Committee and our Early Career Lawyers Committee.

“In addition, she is a Queensland Law Society Council member and participates in our Family Law Committee.

“So you can see Kara places a lot of energy into her role as a solicitor and in helping others through her professional skills.

“She is an outstanding young practitioner and deserving recipient of this prestigious national award.”