Solicitors in Local Government has launched its search for the Young Solicitor of the Year for 2012.
The award, which has been running since 2005, aims to “recognise the unique and valuable contribution that young solicitors make to their authorities and their communities”. It is sponsored by law firm Trowers & Hamlins.
Last year’s winner was Naomi Bentley-Lawson, a child protection solicitor at Warwickshire County Council.
The award is open to any local government solicitor who has up to 10 years' post qualification experience.
Nominations can be made by the applicant, their manager, a client officer or member or other local authority representative. The nomination form is available on the SLG’s website.
The judges will look for evidence of:
- A material impact on an authority’s performance;
- Best practice; and/or
- A contribution to raising the profile of local government lawyers.
The closing date for applications is Friday 24 February 2012.
The winner will be unveiled at the SLG’s annual dinner on 30 March 2012, during the Weekend School at the University of Warwick. Special commendations have been made in the past as well, where the judges feel more than one applicant is worthy of recognition.
In addition to being named Young Solicitor of the Year, the winner will receive a Red Letter Days experience of their choice.