FLPA and the College of Law are delighted to announce final year Griffith University law student Tegan Doherty as the inaugural winner of the scholarship for young family lawyers and law graduates for 2020 – the FLPA and College of Law Practical Legal Training Student Scholarship.
Tegan wins the equivalent of the fee for undertaking the College of Law Practical Legal Training (PLT) course and $1,000 cash.
In addition to this outstanding financial prize, Tegan will also receive mentoring and a work experience placement over the course of College of Law PLT with a FLPA experienced member to help her attain the work experience component of her practical legal training.
Pictured here (appropriately socially distancing) with Executive Director of the College of Law Ann-Maree David and FLPA President James Steel, Tegan was excited to win the scholarship.
“Thank you to FLPA and the College of Law for providing this opportunity. It is truly a great scholarship for students looking to complete practical legal training,” she said.
Tegan already has a passion for family law, particularly within community legal centres. During her studies, she has worked as both a volunteer and a paid assistant with Women’s Legal Service which sparked her interest in helping those unable to afford paid legal advice or representation.
FLPA President James Steel said they were very pleased with the high standard and the number of applications for this new scholarship.
“We are very excited about continuing this partnership with the College of Law and being able to provide this opportunity for the next generation of family lawyers,” James said.
The College of Law PLT course is the leading program in Australia for law graduates preparing for admission to practice and is worth almost $10,000. Coupled with the cash prize and mentoring, this scholarship is an outstanding opportunity for young practitioners.
Completion of this program leads to the award of the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP).