QLS Awards

Our awards shine a light on the exemplary efforts of Queensland’s legal professionals—highlighting good law, good lawyers, for the public good. They provide the opportunity for outstanding solicitors, teams and organisations to showcase their ingenuity and contribution to both the legal profession and the broader community.

QLS Access to Justice Awards

If you'd like more information about the QLS Awards and our award categories, contact awards@qls.com.au.

2021 Awards

Dame Quentin Bryce Domestic Violence Prevention Advocate Award

The award recognises and rewards outstanding activities in the prevention of domestic violence in Queensland including the contribution, commitment and professionalism of an individual in the Queensland legal profession who has worked in this space. Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 1 October

Outstanding Accredited Specialist Award

Nominate an outstanding Accredited Specialist for their comittment and contribution to the QLS community of accredited specialists through leadership, education, and promotion and awareness of the Specialist Accreditation brand. Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 8 October 2021. 

How to nominate

Queensland Law Society’s diverse program of awards embrace and recognise the outstanding contributions of the legal sector.

As a QLS member, you can be nominated for an award by a peer. Each award is guided by differing criteria. Nominations are only accepted via an online platform. Category criteria, a list of judges and nomination guidelines can be accessed via this platform.

Lodge a nomination

QLS Awards

2021 Winners with QLS President, Elizabeth Shearer at the Legal Profession Dinner

QLS President with President's Medal award winner

President's Medal

Terry O'Gorman AM, Robertson O'Gorman Solicitors.

QLS Agnes McWhinney Award Winner, Zinta Harris with QLS President

QLS Agnes McWhinney Award

Zinta Harris, Resolve Estate Law.

QLS Emerging Leader Award

Michael Murray, Townsville Community Law.