Legal & Finance: Awards Planning Begins
Birmingham Law Society is kicking off its preparations for the 2005 Legal Awards.
Following on from the success of last year's event, planning has already started for the awards, which will be held on March 9 at the International Convention Centre.
It will be the fourth year that the awards, which aim to recognise the achievements of those working in the legal profession, have been held.
There will, however, be a different feel to the 2005 awards. In a bid to keep the format of the event fresh, the Society has redefined the categories and introduced a new judging system.
'As the event for the city's legal community we felt that the awards needed to reflect the progression and development of the industry,' said Birmingham Law Society president, Steven Jonas.
'We have retained some of the categories from previous awards, such as the Pro Bono Solicitor of the Year, Trainee Solicitor of the Year and Legal Executive of the Year, and the other seven have been redefined to make them more inclusive and accessible to a wider audience, which will hopefully encourage more nominations. …