Recognising outstanding local lawyers and firms

The ACT Law Society administers the Annual ACT Law Awards, recipients of which are announced at our Annual Dinner & Awards Night each year.

The ACT Law Awards are:

Other awards, recognition, and prizes

Our New Lawyers Committee administers the annual ACT Golden Gavel Speaking Competition, which is held during Law Week each year.

From time to time, the Law Society Council also issues Honorary Memberships.

We also recognise the contribution of our long-serving members with 40 Year service pins, which are distributed at our Annual Dinner & Awards Night in August each year. 

The Society also contributes Prizes for Academic Excellence at the ANU and UC Law Schools.

In addition, the Law Society runs several sporting competitions throughout the year.

In this Section

The President's Medal  

The President's Medal recognises significant contributions of a local practitioner to the improvement of law and justice in the community.

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ACT Firm of the Year  

The ACT Firm of the Year Award recognises local firms contributing to access to justice, and to a diverse and healthy profession.

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The Pro Bono Service Award  

The Pro Bono Service Award recognises the vital community legal work done by individual practitioners in the ACT.

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The Government Law Award  

The Government Law Award recognises the achievements of practitioners working in government.

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The New Lawyer of the Year  

The New Lawyer of the Year Award recognises the achievements of early career lawyers.

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The ACT Golden Gavel  

The Golden Gavel is a comedic speaking competition for young lawyers. Winners go on to compete at a national level.

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Honorary members  

Honorary Membership is conferred on persons who have contributed significantly to the Law Society or to the ACT legal profession.

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40 years' service  

The Society recognises and congratulates members who have completed forty years in service since their admission to the legal profession.

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Prizes for Academic Excellence  

The Law Society funds prizes for law students studying at the University of Canberra and the Australian National University.

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Sporting trophies  

The Law Society runs a range of sporting events for its members, encouraging collegiality, fitness, and mental health.

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