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About the Justice Awards

Established in 1999, the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW’s annual Justice Awards recognise the contributions that individuals and organisations have made to improving access to justice in NSW, particularly for socially and economically disadvantaged people. Nominations for the 2017 Justice Awards have now closed.

2017 Justice Awards
The Justice Awards were held on Thursday 19 October 2017 at NSW Parliament House. The Hon. Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE GBM, Foundation patron and former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, gave the 2017 Law and Justice Address.

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We congratulate the winners of the Justice Awards. See media release 
  • Justice Medal – Prue Gregory, knowmore
  • Aboriginal Justice Award Rick Welsh – The Shed, Mt Druitt / Western Sydney University Men's Health Information & Resource Centre
  • Pro Bono Partnership Award – Dharriwaa Elders Group and ALS Moree with Gilbert + Tobin
  • Law and Justice Volunteer Award – Women’s Justice Network (formerly WIPAN) Mentoring Program volunteers
  • Law Society President’s Award – John Capsanis, J P Capsanis & Co Lawyers
  • Community Legal Centres NSW Award – ‘Group of 6’ volunteer solicitors, Robert Davidson, Mick Davies, James Isabella, Kerry Kyriakoudes, Michael McGrath, Linda Wright from Illawarra Legal Centre
    Highly commended awarded to Elise Briggs, Hunter Community Legal Centre and Sue Whitehead, Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS)
  • LIAC Centre of Excellence Award – Blacktown City Libraries and Campbelltown City Library (joint winners)

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