Last Friday afternoon, I received a very surprising and humbling email that informed me that I was a Finalist in the Queensland Law Society Awards for Proctor – Best Feature Article Award for 2020 for my piece called “New Principles for Decision Makers: Bill addresses conflict transactions and more” which appeared in May 2019.

The Proctor piece was based on my earlier post published here on my blog.

I wanted to publish a global “Thank you” to you all for supporting this little passion project of mine. It is truly something else to receive this beautiful surprise in response to my writing, which is something that brings me so much joy. Whilst, I tend to pride myself in finding all the good words in most cases, to describe this experience, words really do fail me today!.

This blog really started out as a bit of an accident. I became this “accidental blogger” when I wanted to read and write about cases that interested me and then I just kind of kept going! Next minute, I found people liked it and I got lovely messages and emails of support and thanks and, well, it deepened my love and passion for the project (which I didn’t even think was possible!).

I have no knowledge of who nominated me for this recognition and I am hoping that they are a follower of my blog (or someone may share this with them so they can see it!) so that they can know just how much this means to me and how grateful I am. THANK YOU! As far as I am concerned, I am already a winner and this nomination (and being selected as a finalist) from among so many amazing lawyers who contribute to the Proctor is just astounding. Congratulations to all nominees and finalists in all categories! You are all seriously awesome.

For those interested, you can check out the details of the QLS Awards categories and finalists here. The QLS Awards Dinner will be held on 13 March 2020. See you there!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you all.

One thought on “Thank you for making me a Finalist

  1. Congratulations Michelle, I have really enjoyed your blog and the way you are able to humanise complex cases and issues so us common people can get a handle on some really important precedence and assume your article was written with the same finesse, please, keep it up!

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