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Slater and Gordon would like to congratulate three lawyers who have been nominated for the 2018 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards.

Shailer Park’s Rebekah Lovely has been nominated as Senior Associate of the Year, just weeks after she was promoted to Prinicpal Lawyer.

While Melbourne’s Tara Malishev and Southport’s Michelle Karaman have both been nominated in the Law Student of the Year category.

Ms Lovely – who manages Slater and Gordon’s Shailer Park office, working across motor vehicle accident, workers’ compensation and public liability matters – is considered one of the leading personal injury lawyers in southeast Queensland.

She has also written on legal issues and presented at numerous conferences on legal issues affecting injured workers.

University of Melbourne student Ms Malishev is a Senior Legal Assistant in Victoria’s workers’ compensation team, each day showing commitment to the her clients and the law.

Outside of Slater and Gordon, Ms Malishev is also an ambassador for One Girl – a foundation that raises awareness and funds to sponsor young girls in Uganda and Sierra Leone to attend school.

Central Queensland University student Ms Karaman has been Managing Clerk at the law firm’s Southport office since 2011 where she manages mixed personal injury files and leads a support team.

She started her legal studies in 2013 and is set to be admitted as a lawyer in 2019.

Slater and Gordon CEO John Somerville said the law firm understood and embraced the value of employing a diverse workforce and creating a culture of inclusion, celebrating human difference through workplace gender equality initiatives and celebrating cultural events.

Mr Somerville congratulated all three women for their diligence, passion and commitment to the clients.

“All three women are achieving incredible outcomes for their clients and their communities and we are very proud of their nominations,” Mr Somerville said.

“Diverse workforces can help recruit and retain quality staff, improve engagement, productivity, performance, and, importantly, lead to better experiences for our clients.”

Award winners will be announced in Melbourne on Thursday 22 November.

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