The College of Law and Family Law Practitioners Association Queensland (FLPA) announced 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 will receive the full fee of her Practical Legal Training (PLT), a cash prize, and a 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.
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.
“This scholarship offers a wonderful opportunity to be supported by experienced legal practitioner mentors both at the College of Law and in the workplace,” said Ann-Maree David, Executive Director, The College of Law Queensland. “The College is thrilled to be working with FLPA to provide this opportunity for someone like Tegan who is looking to build a career in family law.”