Community Legal Education Program
Our Legal Chat video series is part of our Community Legal Education Program and provides generalist information relating to various legal topics. The Community Legal Education Program provides legal information to individuals within the Moreton Bay Region and is available to provide seminars to organisations and/or their clients upon request.
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Eddie Fraser – LawersWeekly 30 Under 30 Finalist
Eddie Fraser has been named as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 for Community Legal Centre
The Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 recognises and rewards the young rising stars within the legal industry aged 30 and under who excel in their chosen field, displaying key leadership qualities such as dedication, professionalism and eagerness to grow both themselves and their firm.
The annual 30 Under 30 awards program, run in partnership with principal partner Taylor Root, offers finalists and winners a range of experiences and opportunities that extends far beyond their winning moment.
The finalist list, which was announced on 3 May 2021, features over 280 high-achieving legal professionals across 30 submission-based categories.
“The age of the coronavirus has put enormous pressure, both personally and vocationally, on the emerging generation of leaders in Australia’s legal profession. It is clear, however, that those coming through the ranks have excelled during this time, and 30 Under 30 is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the myriad accomplishments of that cohort,” said Lawyers Weekly deputy editor Jerome Doraisamy.
Eddie Fraser, volunteer lawyer at Moreton Bay Regional Community Legal Service, said that he was humbled to be recognised and proud to be named as a finalist in the 30 Under 30 2021 saying that he acknowledged the role of community legal centers and that this represents the unwavering work of everyone at the Moreton Bay Regional Community Legal Service and CLC’s nationally do.
Quoting one of his favorite social justice advocates Martin Luther King Jr saying
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
“Moreton Bay Community Legal Centre has been servicing the community for over 26 years and I am grateful for their excellent contribution to the community. Their work reinforces the strength of the service and dedication to connecting with the community and engaging with clients who are often the most vulnerable within our community,” he added.
Mr Fraser said “The evening was fantastic and inspirational to see the emerging leaders under 30 both in person and attending online.” “Although in the category I was not the winner I recognise the importance and know that I shared the finals with amazing colleagues from around Australia. I am confident that the legal profession is in great hands. The process was great, and I thank the organisers and all the judging panel for their hard work as the task before them would have been a difficult one with all the talent that was in the room on the evening.” He added.
CEO Laurence McMahon presented Mr Fraser with a bespoke made trophy to congratulate him on the achievement and said “ Even though Eddie was not the overall winner the dedication, compassion and skill he brings to support the local community whilst raising a young family and working full time in his capacity as a volunteer is extraordinary and a testament to his values and beliefs.” We rely on the assistance of funding to continue to deliver the services as well as the continued dedication of our volunteers in meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in our community all of which are a necessity in the work we do” he added.
Which extends beyond our clients to MBRCLS personnel, encouraging thoughtful decision-making in an empowered environment.
To both clients and MBRCLS personnel promoting growth in both their skills and abilities.
Honesty, openness, and truthfulness in our team as a means of achieving our goals.
Working together as an inclusive and cohesive team building strong bonds and loyalty through shared events.