ACCESS TO
JUSTICE PRIZE

#A2JPrize

#A2JPrize

The A2JPrize is awarded annually by the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation.

The purpose of the A2JPrize is to generate discussion amongst law students and recent law graduates of current access to justice issues in Australia and to explore how lawyers from the commercial sector can respond through pro bono initiatives.

The prize aims to generate innovative pro bono ideas, spur the interest of law students in pro bono and access to justice related themes and develop a pro bono culture amongst the next generation.

Key Information

The #A2JPrize:

  • is comprised of an essay competition (up to 1000 words), or a short video blog (up to 5 minutes), in response to a set question on an access to justice related theme;
  • is judged by a panel of senior people within the legal profession (mix of corporate, government and not-for-profit);
  • is open to all but particularly targeted at law students and recent law graduates; and
  • is awarded annually.

Timing

The 2017 #A2JPrize is now open.

Submissions must be emailed (Word or PDF format or link to video) and addressed to Daniel Creasey, Partner, Head of Pro Bono & Responsible Business, prior to the closing date.

All submissions will then be reviewed by an internal panel and the top submissions shortlisted. Those shortlisted submissions will then be considered by the 2017 Judging Panel, in accordance with set criteria.

The winner will be announced in July 2017.

2017 Topic

With reference to a particular area(s) of unmet legal need, suggest new and innovative ways that lawyers and law firms might help to meet this need through pro bono legal work.

2017 Prize

$2,000 cash prize plus a paid internship (up to 8 weeks) in the Responsible Business Group at Colin Biggers & Paisley.

Closing Date

Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, 30 June 2017 via email to cbpfoundation@cbp.com.au

2017 Judging Panel

  1. Rebecca Edwards, General Counsel, PAYCE Consolidated Ltd
  2. Alastair McEwin, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
  3. Hugh de Kretser, Executive Director, Human Rights Law Centre
  4. Chloe Thomas, Professional Lines and Liability Claims Leader, ProRisk
  5. Alison Elliott, Senior Policy Adviser, UNICEF Australia
  6. Natalie Davidson, Manager, Women’s Legal Service Queensland
  7. Kimberley Nash, Head of Professional Standards & Liability Claims, CCI Ltd
  8. Daniel Creasey, Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley

For more information, contact Elise Imbesi, Responsible Business Administrator via cbpfoundation@cbp.com.au

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2016 ACCESS TO JUSTICE #A2JPRIZE FINALIST SUBMISSION – RACHEL HEW

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Rachel Hew is a Graduate from the University of Queensland, where she studied a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology and Psychology)/Bachelor of Laws (Hons Class 1).

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#A2JPRIZE 2016 FINALIST SUBMISSION – CAMILLE BIOLEAU

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Camille Boileau is studying a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws at the University of Queensland.
To read Camille’s submission for the 2016 #A2JPrize, click here.

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#A2JPRIZE 2016 FINALIST SUBMISSION – FINIAN MCGRATH

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Finian McGrath is studying Law and Creative and Professional Writing at University of Technology Queensland. To read Finian’s submission for the 2016 #A2JPrize, click here.

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#A2JPRIZE 2016 FINALIST SUBMISSION – JARRYD ROBERTS

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Jarryd Roberts is studying a Juris Doctor at the Australian National University. To read Jarryd’s submission for the 2016 #A2JPrize, click here.

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#A2JPRIZE 2016 FINALIST SUBMISSION – GUO CHENG HO

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Guo Cheng Ho recently graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons) and Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies; and is currently studying a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Leo Cussen Centre for Law.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO CAMILLE BOILEAU, WINNER OF THE 2016 #A2JPRIZE

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The Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation is pleased to announce that Camille Boileau has won the 2016 Access To Justice Prize (#A2JPrize).

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2016 #A2JPRIZE WINNER ANNOUNCED

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The Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation is pleased to announce that Camille Boileau has won the 2016 Access To Justice Prize (#A2JPrize).

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2016 #A2JPRIZE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

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The Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 Access To Justice Prize (#A2JPrize) Finalists.

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INTRODUCING THE INAUGURAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE PRIZE

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The Access To Justice Prize (#A2JPrize) is to be awarded annually by the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation.