2022 Ngalaya Ball: Celebrating 25 Years

Ngalaya Ball 2022 Event Header. Celebrating 25 Years. Principal Sponsors: Herbert Smith Freehills, Gilbert + Tobin

You’re invited to join us on Bidjigal Country for our first annual Ngalaya Ball – celebrating our 25th anniversary!

This year’s Ngalaya Ball is being held on Wednesday 31 August from 6.30PM, at the UNSW Roundhouse in Kensington. Tickets are on sale now through Humanitix.

Join us for a night of celebration! We will hear from some of the founding members of Ngalaya, recognise the achievements of our Ngalaya award winners, and reconnect with old friends over a three course meal and drinks.

Ngalaya Ball Sponsors

Principal Sponsors:

Herbert Smith Freehills

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Event Sponsor:

Ashurst



Gilbert + Tobin

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2022 Ngalaya First Nations Law Awards

To recognise the success of First Nations people in the legal industry, we are launching our first iteration of the annual Ngalaya First Nations Law Awards at the 2022 Ngalaya Ball.

Nominations open from 1 July 2022. Details below:

This award is open to any Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who is currently practicing as a solicitor or barrister in New South Wales or the Australian Capital Territory.

This award is sponsored by Ngalaya Indigenous Corporation and includes a $4,000 cash prize to support the winner’s continued professional development.

Nominees will be assessed based on their:

  • Advocacy for the rights of First Nations people in a legal environment;
  • Contributions to the First Nations community through legal services (e.g. pro bono work, advocating for access to justice); and
  • Demonstrated involvement and support for First Nations people and communities

Lawyers can self-nominate or be nominated by others from 1 July 2022.

Required documentation:

  • Nominee’s current CV;
  • Letter of support if Nominee is being nominated;
  • Name and contact details of two referees;
  • Proof of admission & current practicing certificate; and
  • A personal statement of up to 1000 words written by the Nominee to address how they meet the selection criteria.

Nomination form will open on 1 July 2022.

This award is open to any Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person with a law degree, currently working in academia, law reform or pursuing a legal research degree (e.g. LLM, PhD) in New South Wales or the Australian Capital Territory.

This award is sponsored by Ngalaya Indigenous Corporation and includes a $4,000 cash prize to support the winner’s continued professional development.

Nominees will be assessed based on their:

  • Advocacy for the rights of First Nations people through research and law reform;
  • Contributions to the First Nations community through academia, research or advocacy (e.g. advocating for access to justice, community legal education, significant academic research on legal issues affecting First Nations communities); and
  • Demonstrated involvement and support for First Nations people and communities

Legal Researchers can self-nominate or be nominated by others from 1 July 2022.

Required documentation:

  • Nominee’s current CV;
  • Letter of support if Nominee is being nominated;
  • Name and contact details of two referees;
  • List of publications and/or non-typical research outputs (e.g. community presentations, law reform advocacy, participation in law reform reports and/or processes); and
  • A personal statement of up to 1000 words written by the Nominee to address how they meet the selection criteria.

Nomination form will open on 1 July 2022.

This award is open to any Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person currently enrolled in Bachelor of Laws (3rd year+) or Juris Doctor (2nd year+) at a recognised law school in New South Wales or the Australian Capital Territory.

This award is sponsored by Colin, Biggers & Paisley and includes a $2,500 cash prize to support the winner’s continuing legal education.

Applicants will be assessed based on their:

  • Demonstrated commitment to First Nations justice;
  • Involvement in work to support First Nations communities;
  • Academic performance; and
  • Potential to advance First Nations interests in their career.

Required documentation:

  • Current CV;
  • Name and contact detail of two referees;
  • Proof of current enrolment;
  • Academic transcript; and
  • A personal statement of no more than 1000 words addressing the selection criteria.

Applications open on 1 July 2022.

This award is open to any Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person currently enrolled in their first year of a Juris Doctor or first two years of a Bachelor of Laws at a recognised law school in New South Wales or the Australian Capital Territory.

This award is sponsored by Terri Janke and Company and includes a $2,500 cash prize to support the winner’s continuing legal education.

Applicants will be assessed based on their:

  • Demonstrated commitment to First Nations justice;
  • Involvement in work to support First Nations communities;
  • Academic performance; and
  • Potential to advance First Nations interests in their career.

Required documentation:

  • Current CV;
  • Name and contact detail of two referees;
  • Proof of current enrolment;
  • Academic transcript; and
  • A personal statement of no more than 1000 words addressing the selection criteria.

Applications open on 1 July 2022.

Student tickets and ticket discounts

Thanks to the generosity of our Ngalaya Ball sponsors and other supporters, we have a pool of free tickets set aside for First Nations law students. Become a member of Ngalaya to hear when the application process for the free ticket pool opens.

Ngalaya has also allocated tickets for members of the La Perouse Aboriginal Community to join our celebration.

We want the 2022 Ngalaya Ball to be accessible to everyone. If you would like to attend, but are unable to for financial reasons, please reach out so that we can have you with us.

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