Proctor : April 2018
13 PROCTOR | April 2018 Terence was a qualified plumber and gas fitter before working as a prison officer and as Commissioner of the Queensland Corrective Services Board. He joined the legal profession later in life and began a 10-year career as a solicitor with the South West Brisbane Community Legal Centre. This year the Equity and Diversity Award for a large legal practice went to Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, while Miller Harris Lawyers took the small legal practice award, for the third time! The inaugural Queensland First Nations Lawyer of the Year was presented to Leah Cameron, the current recipient of the Attorney-General’s Indigenous Legal Practitioner of the Year Award and the owner of Marrawah Law, Queensland’s only Supply Nation certified Indigenous legal practice. Leah’s business employs more than 75% Indigenous staff. Leah was a finalist in the Cairns Business Women’s Club Awards and AIM Leadership Awards in 2016/2017. The other inaugural First Nations award, for the Queensland First Nations Legal Student of the Year, was won by Nareeta Davis. Nareeta, while enjoying the challenges of working in insolvency for 24 years, always wanted to be a solicitor. This dream has nearly been achieved, and Nareeta will be admitted as a solicitor this year and while pursuing a Masters Degree in Applied Law.