On 30 March 2012, the National Children’s Youth and Law Centre in partnership with King & Wood Mallesons announced that the 2012 Children’s Law Awards are open for nominations. The Awards are supported by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department. The Children’s Law Awards recognise the achievements and commitment of those individuals and organisations who advance the legal rights and interests of children and young people across Australia. The Awards present a unique opportunity to highlight the important legal issues confronting children and young people, and they serve as a means to focus the Australian community on the need to continually promote and advocate for children’s legal rights.
The Awards themselves recognise that the tireless efforts of those who work to represent, advocate for, and raise awareness of children’s legal rights are worthy of public recognition and support. The Children’s Law Awards aim to effect real and lasting change for children, and to ensure that children, one of the most vulnerable groups in our society, receive the best possible start to life.
Nominations for the 2012 Children’s Law Awards are sought in the following categories:
- The National Award for Outstanding Legal Representation of the Rights and Interests of Children and Young People;
- The National Award for Outstanding Advocacy in Policy or Law Reform to Advance the Legal Rights and Interests of Children and Young People; and
- The National Award for Youth in Advancing the Legal Rights and Interests of Children and Young People.
Nominations close on 8 June 2012. The Awards will be presented in August 2012 at King & Wood Mallesons’ office in Melbourne. For more information visit www.ncylc.org.au.