Norfolk & Norwich Law Society Excellence Awards 2017

Published On: May 30, 2017

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The Norfolk & Norwich Law Society (NNLS) is celebrating the achievements of the region’s trainees and junior lawyers, along with the outstanding achievements throughout the year, with the NNLS Excellence Awards 2017 (which are sponsored by Olsen Recruitment).


There are three awards to be won:

1. Trainee Lawyer of the Year

An NNLS member who completed, or is due to complete, at least one year of training as a trainee solicitor or pupil barrister or of study to qualify as a chartered legal executive or as a licensed conveyancer prior to 21 September 2017 (this category is intended to cover trainees and those who have very recently qualified).

2. Junior Lawyer of the Year

An NNLS member who is qualified as a solicitor or barrister or chartered legal executive or licensed conveyancer and has less than 5 years’ PQE (this category is intended to cover qualified lawyers towards the beginning of their career).

3. Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession in Norfolk

Any legal professional or organisation that has made a particularly outstanding contribution to the legal profession in Norfolk in the past 12 months or so. That can include those supporting other lawyers, providing pro bono work, campaigning on behalf of lawyers, training other lawyers or generally making a positive contribution in any way.

Who can nominate

Nominations can be made by any NNLS member, for themselves or for someone else.

How to nominate

Nominations must be made by emailing Anna Godfrey at with a nomination statement of no more than 750 words.

Nominations will close on 6 July 2017

Shortlist of three nominations

NNLS will publish a shortlist of three nominations in each of the Trainee/Junior Lawyer of the Year Award categories on 3 August 2017. The three nominees will be notified directly by NNLS.

The winner of each of the three awards will be announced at the Annual Dinner on 21 September 2017.

To download a PDF of the above, click here.

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