14th March 2011

The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA (ALSWA) congratulates Seranie Gamble who has been named the 2011 ‘Junior Woman Lawyer of the Year’.

The ‘Women Lawyers of the Year Awards’ which began in 2006 by Women Lawyers Western Australia (Inc) recognise women who have made an outstanding contribution to the promotion of justice and equality for women.

Originally from NSW, Ms. Gamble commenced with ALSWA in November 2008 and works as a Human Rights lawyer within ALSWA’s Law and Advocacy Unit. Apart from her work with ALSWA, Ms. Gamble also attends Oxford University in the UK where she is studying International Human Rights, and will graduate with a Masters qualification in 2012.

Speaking after the Awards, Ms. Gamble said, “I felt extremely honoured to receive this Award and very humbled to be recognised for the work I love doing. I am really grateful of the ALSWA for providing me with the opportunity to do so much human rights work. Most of all, the Award reminded me of all the inspiring and encouraging women I’ve been privileged to have around me in my own family and throughout my career”.

ALSWA Executive Officer and Acting CEO Mr. John Bedford said the organisation was extremely proud upon hearing of the announcement, which acknowledges Ms. Gamble’s hard work and commitment to human rights.

“Human rights is at the forefront of our social justice work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and we congratulate Seranie Gamble on receiving this Award and her dedication to advancing the human rights of Indigenous peoples in this country” said Mr. Bedford.

The 2011 Award winners were announced at the Women Lawyers of WA’s Honours Dinner held on 11 March at the University Club.