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Annual Report 2014 - 2015

Professional and personal achievements

OBJECTIVE: Excellence in legal services

Staff made an impact in the wider legal arena

Legal Aid NSW lawyer Steven Doumit was Highly Commended at the Law Society of NSW Government Solicitors Excellence Awards for 2014 – acknowledgement of his outstanding contribution to government legal service and service to the community. Steven has been working at Legal Aid NSW since 1992. He is currently the senior criminal lawyer in the Grants Division and is an accredited specialist in criminal law.

Director of Family Law, Kylie Beckhouse, completed a Churchill Fellowship to investigate legal representation schemes for children in the US, Canada and the UK.

Family lawyer, Andrew Marriott won the 2015 NSW Young Lawyers Golden Gavel competition with his speech Married at first sight – the honeymoon of briefing new counsel.

Family lawyer, Natalee Spinks represented Legal Aid NSW at the Young Lawyers Mid-Year Assembly.