Bond Law alumna Kara Firth was recently nominated for the Law Student Award at this year’s Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards, a national industry event held at Crown Plaza in Melbourne on Friday, 26 July.
Kara attended the event with other nominees and representatives from her workplace, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, along with lawyers and barristers from all over the country.
As a finalist Kara was ranked in the top six candidates across Australia, although she was unsuccessful in winning the award in her category.
Kara felt extremely honoured to have been in attendance with such high calibre legal professionals and explained, “I had not nominated myself for the award in the first place, so to be picked as a finalist from so many candidates was something of which I was very proud. I was also thoroughly impressed by the achievements of the other nominees in my category and felt that the ultimate winner truly deserved the award and recognition in any case.”
After completing her Bachelor of Laws (Corporate and Commercial law and General Legal Practice) and Bachelor of Business (Real Estate) double degree, Kara graduated from Bond at the end of 2012 with the faculty medal.
Kara is now working as a law graduate at Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Brisbane and is currently on secondment to QPILCH (the Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House) as one of her graduate rotations through the practice groups at the firm.
Prior to her position, Kara worked with Bond’s Graduate Development Office to secure a variety of legal work experience, including a clerkship with Corrs, work experience at QCAT (the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal) and at Shine Lawyers.
Kara has continued to live on the Gold Coast and is commuting to work every day. She hopes to be admitted to the roll of solicitors towards the end of this year when she completes her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.