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Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards

Native Title & Public Interest Law
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Lawyer Caitlin Edwards is a finalist in the pro bono category of this year’s hotly contested 30 Under 30 Awards.

30 Under 30 seeks to promote and celebrate excellence in up and coming members of the profession, with 265 young lawyers across a broad range of firms, organisations and industries having made the 2019 finalist list.

In her nomination, Caitlin described Arnold Bloch Leibler’s public interest practice as unique, “shaped by the diverse legal demands of our public interest clients.”

“This diversity is both my favourite thing about my role and its biggest challenge,” she said. “My pro bono work challenges me to build generalist, as well as specialist, skills and to stay abreast of developments in the law and current affairs, and of innovations in the way charities finance and deliver outcomes.”

Asked to identify highlights of her work over the last 12 months, Caitlin said she was honoured to have assisted First Australians Capital to secure $30 million in capital for Aboriginal businesses and entrepreneurs. She was also part of the ABL team that advised the Aboriginal Treaty Working Group in its work with the Victorian Government leading to the enactment of Australia’s first Treaty legislation.

In supporting the nomination, public interest partner Peter Seidel described Caitlin as “an incredibly talented lawyer and a huge contributor to the success of the firm’s public interest law practice, and to the health and well-being of the firm’s pro bono culture.”

About Arnold Bloch Leibler 

Arnold Bloch Leibler is a premium Australian commercial law firm renowned for advising clients on their most important transactions, commercial issues and disputes. From offices in Melbourne and Sydney, the firm provides advice to a diverse range of entrepreneurial Australian listed companies, family businesses, high-net-worth individuals and international corporations. The firm also has a dedicated pro bono practice providing advice on social, environmental and cultural issues to more than 150 charitable and not-for-profit organisations.

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