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Mahla Pearlman Award

The Mahla Pearlman Award for the Australian Young Environmental Lawyer of the Year is awarded to a young lawyer who has made a significant contribution to environmental law. Each recipient has carried out extra work giving back to the legal community as well as to the community at large.

The award is named in honour of the former Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, and former President of the Law Council of Australia, the late honourable Mahla Pearlman AO.

The award is conducted annually by the Australian Environment and Planning Law Group of the Law Council's Legal Practice Section.
 

Calling for Nominations

Nominations for the 2019/20 Mahla Pearlman Award are now open. 

To be eligible for the award, a nominee must be:

  • engaged in practice in any Australian jurisdiction (including in private practice, a government law firm, as in-house counsel or in an NGO) or be an academic teaching or researching in the field of environmental law or related area at an Australian university; and
  • under 35 years of age as at 31 October 2019.

The key criteria for the award are:

  • outstanding contribution to the field of environmental law in Australia or internationally, and
  • voluntary contribution to the community, especially to environmental or environmental law non-government organisations (NGOs).
     

Nominations are to be in writing and describe how the nominee meets the key criteria above. Please send nominations to travis.kotzur@lawcouncil.asn.au. Nominations close Friday, 28 February 2020.

 

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