Two members of the MBA Lawyers team have been named as finalists in the prestigious Women in Law Awards.
Lawyer Brooke Mallard and paralegal Naomi Mole were named as finalists in the categories of Rising Star of the Year and Legal Support Professional of the Year.
Brooke has been a vital part of the Family Law department since 2018 aiding in all family law matters including parenting disputes, property settlements, de-facto relationships, child support and domestic violence matters.
In just two years Brooke has worked with a significant number of clients for the firm.
“The successful outcomes I have achieved for my clients have positively impacted their lives in more ways than one,” she said.
“For some clients this means being able to spend time with their children, after what has been an extremely traumatic and emotional time in their lives. For others, I ensure that during property settlement matters, my client will be secure enough to continue on with their circumstantially different life and the journey that follows.
“Client care is important to me as I strive to ensure my clients feel at ease and supported the whole way throughout the legal process.”
Brooke graduated from Bond University with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, achieving First in Class in Bond’s Family Law course in 2017.
She extends on her commitment to the community through her volunteer work with the Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence and Varsity Lakes Rotary Club. She is also a member of the Queensland Law Society, Law Council of Australia and Gold Coast District Law Association.
“I believe networking and contributing to society, whilst working in the legal industry, is not only an important tool for making connections and expanding business but, for personal growth,” she said.
Naomi has been part of the MBA Lawyers team as a paralegal since 2019. She was integral in ensuring the firm was ready for the technological challenges that COVID-19 brought.
“I am proud to have spearheading multiple platform coding training, liaising with IT providers to integrate new coding platforms into our existing systems and ensured support for staff working from home and navigating digital court,” she said.
“Ensuring every team member has access to, and the knowledge to utilise the technology available to them has been very important to me.”
Naomi not only works full time in her role with MBA Lawyers, but she is completing her post graduate degree in Law, is a committee member of the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association, works as a bee preservation volunteer, is an award-winning stage performer, and direct and produces professional and community theatre productions.
The Women in Law Awards claim to be one of the legal profession’s most prestigious accolades. The awards pinpoint professional development and innovation, showcasing the individuals and firms who are leading the way in the industry.
Award recipients represent a true cross-section of the legal industry, recognising the contributions of the profession’s most senior ranks through to its rising stars.
The finalist list, which was announced on 4 November 2020, features over 260 high-achieving female legal professionals across 31 submission-based categories.