QLS excellence in law awards

QLS Excellence in Law Awards 

The awards recognise members that are going above and beyond to serve their clients, peers and the profession through excellence in their workplace and the wider community.

  • Agnes McWhinney Award 
  • Pride in Law Award
  • Queensland Solicitor of the Year (Sole Practitioner)
  • Queensland Solicitor of the Year (Small Firm 2-19 PCs)
  • Queensland Solicitor of the Year (Large Firm 20+ PCs)
  • First Nations Solicitor of the Year Award
  • Pro Bono Team of the Year Award
  • Regional Practitioner of the Year Award
  • Emerging Leader Award
  • In-house Counsel of the Year
  • Access to Justice Award
  • Employer of Choice Award
  • First Nations Student Award
  • Graduate Lawyer of the Year

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Other Award Programs

Presidents medal

QLS President’s Medal

Lawyers have a special responsibility for upholding the rule of law which thereby underpins peace, order and security within society. The President's Medal distinguishes an individual at the pinnacle of their career who goes above and beyond to uphold the core values of our profession. This award recognises an experienced legal practitioner who has shown great integrity, courage, and responsibility through their commitment to continual improvement of the profession and of themselves.

QLS Outstanding Accredited Specialist Award

The award recognises the outstanding contribution, commitment and professionalism of an Accredited Specialist in the Queensland legal profession.

Nominees will be Accredited Specialists who have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to the QLS community of Accredited Specialists through leadership, education to the legal profession, and promotion and awareness of the Specialist Accreditation brand.

QLS Partner Awards – Dame Quentin Bryce Domestic Violence Prevention Advocate Award

The award recognises and rewards outstanding activities in the prevention of domestic violence in Queensland. The award recognises the contribution, commitment and professionalism of an individual in the Queensland legal profession who has worked in this space.

The award encourages those who have a demonstrated commitment to addressing domestic violence and advocated for change within workplaces, through fundraising, academia, the legal and/or social systems.

QLS member recognition

Queensland Law Society appreciates the commitment of its members to the society and the profession. Each year we celebrate our loyal members that have contributed a remarkable 25 and 50 years to the society and the profession at our annual, state-wide Celebrate Recognise and Socialise events. 

Pins are presented to members that have reached 25 and 50 years of cumulative, full membership of the Queensland Law Society. Eligibility for the 25 and 50 year pins is calculated annually after the renewal period ends. 

For more information about our recognition program contact