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About the Justice Awards

Do you know someone working to improve access to justice for the people of NSW?

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. Download flyer.

The Foundation seeks nominations from the public in four Award categories:
Nominations must address the selection criteria for the award. Nominations can be submitted online or via email, fax or mail. Nominations close 5pm, Tuesday 30 June 2015.

Presentation dinner 

Nominees are invited to a presentation dinner and winners will be announced on the evening. The dinner will be held on Thursday 15 October 2015, 6pm−10.30pm, at the Strangers' Dining Room, NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney.
This year, the Law and Justice Address will be delivered by The Hon. Catherine Branson QC.

Three other Awards will be presented on the evening:
Community Legal Centres NSW Award

Community Legal Centres NSW seeks nominations from its members for the 2015 Community Legal Centres NSW Award. In 2015, the Award will be presented to an individual or a group of individuals who in a voluntary capacity in a NSW Community Legal Centre has demonstrated outstanding commitment to improving access to justice.

For more information, see the Community Legal Centres NSW Award Guidelines. Nominations for the Community Legal Centres NSW Award close 5pm, Thursday 16 July 2015. Nominations can be submitted by email at

2015 Justice Awards sponsors

Award sponsors
The Law and Justice Foundation of NSW gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Justice NSW , Law Society of NSW, NSW Bar Association, Community Legal Centres NSW, Australian Pro Bono Centre and the State Library of NSW's Legal Information Access Centre. Without the support of our sponsors, the Justice Awards would not be possible.

Premium sponsors
Herbert Smith Freehills, King & Wood Mallesons and Minter Ellison

Distinguished sponsors
Ashurst, Chalk + Fitzgerald and Gilbert + Tobin