Since 2002, the Kath Neilsen Memorial Award has been presented to a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to PCLC. This Award was created in honour of the late Kath Neilsen who was a founder and strong supporter of PCLC. Congratulations to the winners of the Kath Neilsen Memorial Award:
In recognition of outstanding pro bono support and contribution to Peninsula Community Legal Centre
2020 Daphne Foong
2019 Svenson Barristers
2018 Russell Kennedy
In recognition of outstanding support and commitment to Peninsula Community Legal Centre
2020 MDL Law
2019 Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
2018 Moreheads Lawyers
Congratulations to George Erlichster, member of PCLC’s Management Committee and Bentleigh volunteer, on being short-listed for a Law Institute of Victoria President’s Award.
George was a finalist in the Access to Justice Award category for his volunteer work with PCLC.
Congratulations to Greg Russo who was short-listed for the LIV President’s Award (Mentor Category) in recognition of the pro-active role he takes in supporting students and young lawyers at PCLC and in his private practice.
Greg has volunteered at our Pines and Frankston branches for more than 15 years, as well as serving on our Management Committee.
Congratulations to Chris Galagher on winning a Citizen of the Year (Frankston) Commendation Award. The Award was presented by Frankston Mayor, Cr Alistair Wardle, at the City’s 2008 Australia Day ceremony.
The Award recognised Chris’ exceptional contribution to the local community through his volunteer work at Peninsula Community Legal Centre and support of a number of other community groups and initiatives. For over 20 years, Chris has volunteered his time to provide free legal advice to clients, as well as serving on the Centre’s Management Committee, currently in the role of President.
On 24 February 2005, five of PCLC’s paralegal volunteers won Distinguished Pro Bono Service Awards for their long-term contribution to the Centre. The Awards, sponsored by the Victoria Law Foundation and presented in association with the Institute of Legal Executives, honoured the unpaid work of paralegals in supporting access to justice.
Congratulations to our winners:
Special tribute was paid to the exceptional lawyer volunteers of community legal centres at the presentation of the inaugural Distinguished Pro Bono Service Awards, sponsored by the Victoria Law Foundation.
Congratulations to our winners:
Congratulations to volunteer Michael Denison on receiving a Certificate of Commendation at the City of Frankston’s Australia Day Awards in 2003.
Congratulations to volunteer Joe Gorman on receiving a Certificate of High Commendation for excellence in the legal representation of children and young people in the national 2002 Children’s Lawyer Awards.
The following volunteers were presented with long service awards in appreciation of their dedicated volunteer service:
George Erlichster (20 years)
Helen Betros (10 years)
Katherine Awad (10 years)
Lance Guymer (20 years)
Michael Morehead (10 years)
Barbara Padfield (10 years)
Victor Moss (10 years)
Chris Hill (30 years)
Chris Gunasekera (20 years)
Amanda Humphreys (20 years)
Patricia Samson (15 years)
Olga Pecherski (10 years)
Scott Whitechurch (10 years)
We thank Maurice Blackburn Lawyers for sponsoring the Volunteer Long Service Awards 2013.