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Date 14 Nov 2012
Contact Natalie Graeff, Manager Corporate Communication
Phone 07 3842 5868
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Email n.graeff@qls.com.au

Twenty years of service working for Queensland’s most marginalised client base has earned Brisbane solicitor Kelly Roggenkamp the 2012 Queensland Law Society Agnes McWhinney Award.

The award, named for Australia’s first 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.

Ms Roggenkamp has worked with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service for more than 20 years, providing legal support to those in need.

Deputy President Annette Bradfield said there were a number of outstanding entries for the award this year, but Ms Roggenkamp was chosen for her professional and community leadership, passion for community welfare, significant contribution to improving access to justice and building the perception of the legal profession.

“Her longevity in such a unique and challenging work environment coupled with her ability to maintain the highest of professional standards is testament to her professionalism and skill as a practitioner,” Ms Bradfield said.