Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)


Over the years, many ALS staff have been recognised for their professionalism and their commitment.  The following are recent awards presented to our staff.


Alistair Ferguson was awarded for his leadership of the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project by the Law and Justice Foundation 2015. The Project is a partnership between Maranguka and Just Reinvest NSW (and auspiced by Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT) aimed at creating positive new pathways for families and individuals in the community of Bourke through addressing Aboriginal disadvantage. 


Wiradjuri woman Lynnette Kilby, who has worked with Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) in our Griffith office for nearly 15 years, has been awarded the Trevor Christian Memorial Award - ATSILS' Employee of the Year 2013.


ALS Chief Legal Officer John McKenzie was awarded the Justice Medal by the Law and Justice Foundation in October 2011 for his unwaivering commitment to improving access to justice for Aboriginal people in NSW.


The ALS Management Team including Phil Naden, Lorraine Wright, Hewitt Whyman, Shawn Stubbings, Julie Perkins and Gerry Moore were awarded as nominees for the Law and Justice Foundation's Aboriginal Justice Award in October 2011.


ALS Regional Manager Julie Perkins was the recipient of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service Trevor Christian Employee of the Year Award in 2009.


  ALS Solicitor Ruth Chalmers was awarded Up and Coming Woman Lawyer of the Year in the NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards 2009.