Award nomination for Caxton Senior Lawyer

A Caxton staff lawyer inspects a document

Ros Williams in action at an evening advice session 

Caxton Legal Centre Senior Lawyer Ros Williams has been nominated for an Impact 25 Award. The Impact 25 Awards are a well-established accolade that recognise the 25 most influential people in the Australian social sector as nominated and voted for by their peers.   

Ros Williams has been with Caxton Legal Centre for 26 years and has led a weekly Tuesday evening advice session for most of that time. Ros has provided guidance to hundreds, if not thousands, of solicitors, barristers and students undertaking pro bono work outside their work hours to give legal advice to vulnerable clients.  

Ros’s leadership is widely-recognised as being gentle, supportive, generous and kind. To watch her manage the very busy night session is to see a master in practice – calming clients, bolstering tired volunteer lawyers, directing students and always carefully tending to the quality and standard of the service provided to clients.

Ros Williams was the Queensland Woman Lawyer of the Year in 2013 for her commitment to the legal profession and her support of pro bono lawyers through her extraordinary leadership.  

Cast your vote for Ros at the Impact 25 Award website before 31 January –

Winners will be announced on 14 March, 2019.