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The Commonwealth Lawyers Association in conjunction with LexisNexis is pleased to announce

The 3rd Commonwealth Law Conference

Rule of Law Award


The Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) is an international organisation which exists to promote and maintain the rule of law throughout the Commonwealth by ensuring that an independent and efficient legal profession, with the highest standards of ethics and integrity, serves the people of the Commonwealth.

CLA’s biennial Commonwealth Law Conference has established itself over many years as a place for members from IMAGEthe judiciary; academia; and all areas of the profession to meet and share common ideas and problems, educate, and network with international delegates.  CLC2017 will be held in the wonderful city of Melbourne, Australia 20-24 March, 2017.

We are delighted to be able to offer this prestigious award supported by our sponsor LexisNexis which recognises the outstanding contribution of an individual or firm to furthering the rule of law in the two years running up to the 2017 conference. The winner will be awarded a unique engraved trophy recognising their achievement and offered either paid travel and admission to the 20th Commonwealth Law Conference in Melbourne or the opportunity to donate their prize in cash to a charity which they believe furthers the rule of law*

At the closing ceremony of the conference the 2017 winner will be presented with the award on stage by the CLA President and representatives of LexisNexis and will be recognised on the CLA website.  Past winners of this prestigious award include Ms Robin Sully (Canada) and Mr Upul Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka). We hope you will be able to join us at CLC2017 in Melbourne to congratulate the winner.  It is a really memorable event!

Application forms may be downloaded here together with the rules of the competition.  The judges’ decision will be final and no further correspondence will be entered into.  Applications close strictly on 30th December 2016 to with the subject line “CLC Rule of Law Award 2017”to allow time for the winner to be notified and arrange travel to Melbourne.  No part, or improperly completed applications will be considered.  See the application form for competition rules.

*cash prize or US$5,000 donated to a charity of the winner’s choice or used to support their travel which will be arranged by the sponsor – no part cash payment will be available.

Please click here to download the nomination form.