Earlier this year, Anna Domalewski and Louise Cooney, President and Vice President of the Young Lawyers Family Law Committee respectively, hosted a program for young lawyers called ‘Confidence in the Courtroom.’ The aim of the program was to help young lawyers “nail” their courtroom appearances and to give them confidence to perform at their best and to assist the court in ensuring that matters run efficiently. The program was a success for Louise and Anna, as well as all the participants involved, all of whom undoubtedly gained valuable insight from the experienced professionals running the sessions on the day.
In fact, the program was so successful and insightful that the Family Law Committee received the Highly Commended award for the 2014 Professional Project at the New South Wales Young Lawyers' Patron Awards. The Confidence in the Courtroom program was nominated in the category of Best Professional Project, being any project that has assisted the legal profession. The awards were judged by the Hon. Justice Julie Ward, the 2014 patron of New South Wales Young Lawyers.
This fantastic achievement is only heightened by the publication of Confidence in the Courtroom in the Law Society Journal this month. The article is full of helpful tips for young lawyers entering the legal profession and outlines the key aspects of a courtroom appearance, including preparation, cooperation with colleagues and professionalism.
You can view the Young Lawyers’ award and the Confidence in the Courtroom article below.
Congratulations Anna, Louise, and the entirety of the Family Law Committee of Young Lawyers on your efforts.