I’ve been named Lawyer of the Year 2020

Just in case 2020 hasn’t been a big enough year for me, I am incredibly proud to share that I’ve been recognised as The Law Society of Western Australia‘s Lawyer of the Year (>5yrs PAE).

The award recognises practitioners who have made a noteworthy contribution to the profession over and above their employment.

Here’s what The Law Society had to say:

Lucy Dickens has made noteworthy contributions to the WA legal profession by providing resources to help law firm owners and operators
reshape their firms to keep pace with the changing economy. Lucy’s service and the resources she provides go well above and beyond her Senior Associate role in successful small firm Birman & Ride. She uses the expertise she has gathered in that role bringing together people, process and technology to design innovative legal services – and gives it back to the wider legal profession.

Her contribution is focused on three main areas. First, her recently published book – It’s Time To Do Law Differently: How to Reshape
Your Firm and Regain Your Life
, second her podcast Doing Law Differently, and third her speaking. Without people like Lucy willing to share her knowledge and skill in such a generous way, the profession may suffer as change outstrips the ability of some lawyers to keep up.

The Law Society of Western Australia regarding the Lawyer of The Year Award 2020

This year my podcast has ranked in the Top 10 charts, my brand new book is an Amazon #1 best seller and I have presented to hundreds of professionals about “doing law differently”, but leaving aside the numbers, this is work I genuinely love. I learn so much from sharing my thoughts and ideas and speaking to others in the industry about theirs.

Thank you to my friend Jo Alilovic for nominating me, even though I told her not to bother because she was busy and there was no chance I’d win!

Congratulations to Heidi Gan and Hamish Glenister for both receiving the award for Lawyer of the Year <5yrs PAE.

Find out more about the awards here.

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