Volunteers & Pro Bono Support

Arts Law gratefully acknowledges and thanks all of the people involved in the delivery of its service. In 2004, Arts Law introduced Pro Bono Awards to recognise the considerable contribution of volunteer lawyers and professionals throughout the year. The recipient of a Pro Bono Award receives an artwork from a limited edition of prints specially commissioned by Arts Law from an emerging Australian artist. In 2018, Arts Law awarded the winners with a special print by Indigenous photographer Nerelle Nicol.

2018 Arts Law Pro Bono Award Winners

Michael Easton
Michael Easton Legal

Rachel Chua
Australian Government Solicitor

Tom Lynch
Kay & Hughes

Ben Kay
Kay & Hughes

Paul Ippolito
Ippolito Lawyers

Shariqa Mestroni
Bird & Bird

Jake Blundell
Banki Haddock Fiora

Stephen Digby
Digby von Muenster Law

Chris Chow
Chris Chow Creative Lawyers

Ian McDonald
Simpsons Solicitors

Jules Munro
Simpsons Solicitors

Sally McCausland
McCausland Media Law

James Lawrence
Mills Oakley

Katherine Giles
MinterEllison

Tim Seton
Colin Biggers & Paisley

Dan Creasey
King & Wood Mallesons

Jonathan Adamopolous
Allens

Joel Barrett
Allens

Julia Taylor
Allens

Grant McAvaney
Copyright Council

Morris Averill

Richard Potter
153 Phillip Chambers

Priscilla Blackadder
Emprise Legal

Jeff Bergmann
Solubility

Elizabeth Burrows
Influence Legal

Darren Sanicki
Sanicki Lawyers

Andrew Cameron
Brett Oaten

Garey Campbell

Australian Government Solicitor

Colin Biggers & Paisley

Allens

Holding Redlich

Media Arts Lawyers

2018 Arts Law Community Pro Bono Award Winners

Katherine Grinberg
Sekel Grinberg Lawyers

Anna MacGillivray
McCullough Robertson

 

The winners were of the 2013 Arts Law Pro bono Awards were Joel Barrett (Allens<>Linklaters), Melanie Bouton (Herbert Smith Freehills), Elizabeth Burrows (Influence Legal), Chris Chow (Chris Chow Creative Lawyers), Stephen Digby (Digby Law), Jamie Doran (Clayton Utz), Stephanie Faulkner (Wrays Lawyers), Rebekah Gay (Shelston IP Lawyers), Katherine Giles (ABC Legal Services), Julia Godfrey (DLA Piper Australia), Emily Hawcroft (Minter Ellison), Julian Hewitt (Media Arts Lawyers), Brendan Hoffman (Gadens), Luke Holmes (DLA Piper Australia), Raena Lea-Shannon (Entertainment Media Technology), Harold Littler (McKays Solicitors), Jose Perez (Perez Varela Lawyers), Stephanie Quan Sing (Rio Tinto), Ian Robertson (Holding Redlich), Melissa Sanghera (Herbert Smith Freehills), Darren Sanicki (GI & Sanicki Lawyers), Tiffany Stephenson (Department of Defence), Jeremy Storer (Storers Legal ), Michael Tucak (Creative Legal ), David Vodicka (Media Arts Lawyers), Jodie Wauchope (Gadens), Clare Young (Allens<>Linklaters), Tony Joyner, Rene Steffaniti and Matt O’Leary (Herbert Smith Freehills). - See more at: https://www.artslaw.com.au/articles/entry/arts-law-2013-pro-bono-awards/#sthash.tKZXnpYg.dpuf

 

For the last 9 years, Arts Law has commissioned a print to award to 30 lawyers celebrating their significant pro bono contribution.  This year’s lino print titled “Dancing brolga” was created by Aboriginal artist Elliot Koonutta from Pormpuraaw Art Centre in Far North Queensland.  For the first time, this year in addition to 28 lawyers from Arts Law’s pro bono panel, Arts Law also recognised two lawyers nominated by the arts community for their support and contributions.

 

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“Dancing brolga” Elliot Koonutta - Arts Law 2013 Pro Bono Awards (c) Claire Louise Laing

President of the NSW Court of Appeal and President of the Arts Law Centre of Australia Justice Margaret Beazley and renowned Aboriginal singer, Emma Donovan presented the winners with their award.

The winners were of the 2013 Arts Law Pro bono Awards were Joel Barrett (Allens<>Linklaters), Melanie Bouton (Herbert Smith Freehills), Elizabeth Burrows (Influence Legal), Chris Chow (Chris Chow Creative Lawyers), Stephen Digby (Digby Law), Jamie Doran (Clayton Utz), Stephanie Faulkner (Wrays Lawyers), Rebekah Gay (Shelston IP Lawyers), Katherine Giles (ABC Legal Services), Julia Godfrey (DLA Piper Australia), Emily Hawcroft (Minter Ellison), Julian Hewitt (Media Arts Lawyers), Brendan Hoffman (Gadens), Luke Holmes (DLA Piper Australia), Raena Lea-Shannon (Entertainment Media Technology), Harold Littler (McKays Solicitors), Jose Perez (Perez Varela Lawyers), Stephanie Quan Sing (Rio Tinto), Ian Robertson (Holding Redlich), Melissa Sanghera (Herbert Smith Freehills), Darren Sanicki (GI & Sanicki Lawyers), Tiffany Stephenson (Department of Defence), Jeremy Storer (Storers Legal ), Michael Tucak (Creative Legal ), David Vodicka (Media Arts Lawyers), Jodie Wauchope (Gadens), Clare Young (Allens<>Linklaters), Tony Joyner, Rene Steffaniti and Matt O’Leary (Herbert Smith Freehills).

- See more at: https://www.artslaw.com.au/articles/entry/arts-law-2013-pro-bono-awards/#sthash.tKZXnpYg.dpuf

For the last 9 years, Arts Law has commissioned a print to award to 30 lawyers celebrating their significant pro bono contribution.  This year’s lino print titled “Dancing brolga” was created by Aboriginal artist Elliot Koonutta from Pormpuraaw Art Centre in Far North Queensland.  For the first time, this year in addition to 28 lawyers from Arts Law’s pro bono panel, Arts Law also recognised two lawyers nominated by the arts community for their support and contributions.

 

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“Dancing brolga” Elliot Koonutta - Arts Law 2013 Pro Bono Awards (c) Claire Louise Laing

President of the NSW Court of Appeal and President of the Arts Law Centre of Australia Justice Margaret Beazley and renowned Aboriginal singer, Emma Donovan presented the winners with their award.

The winners were of the 2013 Arts Law Pro bono Awards were Joel Barrett (Allens<>Linklaters), Melanie Bouton (Herbert Smith Freehills), Elizabeth Burrows (Influence Legal), Chris Chow (Chris Chow Creative Lawyers), Stephen Digby (Digby Law), Jamie Doran (Clayton Utz), Stephanie Faulkner (Wrays Lawyers), Rebekah Gay (Shelston IP Lawyers), Katherine Giles (ABC Legal Services), Julia Godfrey (DLA Piper Australia), Emily Hawcroft (Minter Ellison), Julian Hewitt (Media Arts Lawyers), Brendan Hoffman (Gadens), Luke Holmes (DLA Piper Australia), Raena Lea-Shannon (Entertainment Media Technology), Harold Littler (McKays Solicitors), Jose Perez (Perez Varela Lawyers), Stephanie Quan Sing (Rio Tinto), Ian Robertson (Holding Redlich), Melissa Sanghera (Herbert Smith Freehills), Darren Sanicki (GI & Sanicki Lawyers), Tiffany Stephenson (Department of Defence), Jeremy Storer (Storers Legal ), Michael Tucak (Creative Legal ), David Vodicka (Media Arts Lawyers), Jodie Wauchope (Gadens), Clare Young (Allens<>Linklaters), Tony Joyner, Rene Steffaniti and Matt O’Leary (Herbert Smith Freehills).

- See more at: https://www.artslaw.com.au/articles/entry/arts-law-2013-pro-bono-awards/#sthash.tKZXnpYg.dpuf
The winners were of the 2013 Arts Law Pro bono Awards were Joel Barrett (Allens<>Linklaters), Melanie Bouton (Herbert Smith Freehills), Elizabeth Burrows (Influence Legal), Chris Chow (Chris Chow Creative Lawyers), Stephen Digby (Digby Law), Jamie Doran (Clayton Utz), Stephanie Faulkner (Wrays Lawyers), Rebekah Gay (Shelston IP Lawyers), Katherine Giles (ABC Legal Services), Julia Godfrey (DLA Piper Australia), Emily Hawcroft (Minter Ellison), Julian Hewitt (Media Arts Lawyers), Brendan Hoffman (Gadens), Luke Holmes (DLA Piper Australia), Raena Lea-Shannon (Entertainment Media Technology), Harold Littler (McKays Solicitors), Jose Perez (Perez Varela Lawyers), Stephanie Quan Sing (Rio Tinto), Ian Robertson (Holding Redlich), Melissa Sanghera (Herbert Smith Freehills), Darren Sanicki (GI & Sanicki Lawyers), Tiffany Stephenson (Department of Defence), Jeremy Storer (Storers Legal ), Michael Tucak (Creative Legal ), David Vodicka (Media Arts Lawyers), Jodie Wauchope (Gadens), Clare Young (Allens<>Linklaters), Tony Joyner, Rene Steffaniti and Matt O’Leary (Herbert Smith Freehills). - See more at: https://www.artslaw.com.au/articles/entry/arts-law-2013-pro-bono-awards/#sthash.tKZXnpYg.dpuf
The winners were of the 2013 Arts Law Pro bono Awards were Joel Barrett (Allens<>Linklaters), Melanie Bouton (Herbert Smith Freehills), Elizabeth Burrows (Influence Legal), Chris Chow (Chris Chow Creative Lawyers), Stephen Digby (Digby Law), Jamie Doran (Clayton Utz), Stephanie Faulkner (Wrays Lawyers), Rebekah Gay (Shelston IP Lawyers), Katherine Giles (ABC Legal Services), Julia Godfrey (DLA Piper Australia), Emily Hawcroft (Minter Ellison), Julian Hewitt (Media Arts Lawyers), Brendan Hoffman (Gadens), Luke Holmes (DLA Piper Australia), Raena Lea-Shannon (Entertainment Media Technology), Harold Littler (McKays Solicitors), Jose Perez (Perez Varela Lawyers), Stephanie Quan Sing (Rio Tinto), Ian Robertson (Holding Redlich), Melissa Sanghera (Herbert Smith Freehills), Darren Sanicki (GI & Sanicki Lawyers), Tiffany Stephenson (Department of Defence), Jeremy Storer (Storers Legal ), Michael Tucak (Creative Legal ), David Vodicka (Media Arts Lawyers), Jodie Wauchope (Gadens), Clare Young (Allens<>Linklaters), Tony Joyner, Rene Steffaniti and Matt O’Leary (Herbert Smith Freehills). - See more at: https://www.artslaw.com.au/articles/entry/arts-law-2013-pro-bono-awards/#sthash.tKZXnpYg.dpuf
The winners were of the 2013 Arts Law Pro bono Awards were Joel Barrett (Allens<>Linklaters), Melanie Bouton (Herbert Smith Freehills), Elizabeth Burrows (Influence Legal), Chris Chow (Chris Chow Creative Lawyers), Stephen Digby (Digby Law), Jamie Doran (Clayton Utz), Stephanie Faulkner (Wrays Lawyers), Rebekah Gay (Shelston IP Lawyers), Katherine Giles (ABC Legal Services), Julia Godfrey (DLA Piper Australia), Emily Hawcroft (Minter Ellison), Julian Hewitt (Media Arts Lawyers), Brendan Hoffman (Gadens), Luke Holmes (DLA Piper Australia), Raena Lea-Shannon (Entertainment Media Technology), Harold Littler (McKays Solicitors), Jose Perez (Perez Varela Lawyers), Stephanie Quan Sing (Rio Tinto), Ian Robertson (Holding Redlich), Melissa Sanghera (Herbert Smith Freehills), Darren Sanicki (GI & Sanicki Lawyers), Tiffany Stephenson (Department of Defence), Jeremy Storer (Storers Legal ), Michael Tucak (Creative Legal ), David Vodicka (Media Arts Lawyers), Jodie Wauchope (Gadens), Clare Young (Allens<>Linklaters), Tony Joyner, Rene Steffaniti and Matt O’Leary (Herbert Smith Freehills). - See more at: https://www.artslaw.com.au/articles/entry/arts-law-2013-pro-bono-awards/#sthash.tKZXnpYg.dpuf
The winners were of the 2013 Arts Law Pro bono Awards were Joel Barrett (Allens<>Linklaters), Melanie Bouton (Herbert Smith Freehills), Elizabeth Burrows (Influence Legal), Chris Chow (Chris Chow Creative Lawyers), Stephen Digby (Digby Law), Jamie Doran (Clayton Utz), Stephanie Faulkner (Wrays Lawyers), Rebekah Gay (Shelston IP Lawyers), Katherine Giles (ABC Legal Services), Julia Godfrey (DLA Piper Australia), Emily Hawcroft (Minter Ellison), Julian Hewitt (Media Arts Lawyers), Brendan Hoffman (Gadens), Luke Holmes (DLA Piper Australia), Raena Lea-Shannon (Entertainment Media Technology), Harold Littler (McKays Solicitors), Jose Perez (Perez Varela Lawyers), Stephanie Quan Sing (Rio Tinto), Ian Robertson (Holding Redlich), Melissa Sanghera (Herbert Smith Freehills), Darren Sanicki (GI & Sanicki Lawyers), Tiffany Stephenson (Department of Defence), Jeremy Storer (Storers Legal ), Michael Tucak (Creative Legal ), David Vodicka (Media Arts Lawyers), Jodie Wauchope (Gadens), Clare Young (Allens<>Linklaters), Tony Joyner, Rene Steffaniti and Matt O’Leary (Herbert Smith Freehills). - See more at: https://www.artslaw.com.au/articles/entry/arts-law-2013-pro-bono-awards/#sthash.tKZXnpYg.dpuf