Emerging Lawyer of the Year 2013
23rd Oct 2013
In 2013, the ALA presented its inaugural Emerging Lawyer of the Year Award. The award recognises an individual's dedication to social justice and is awarded to an individual within their first three years of practice that is seen as a future leader in the profession.
In 2013, the ALA recognised Joshua Dale as Emerging Lawyer of the Year.
An Associate at Stacks Goudkamp, Joshua is currently the Chair of the ALA NSW Human Rights Sub-Committee.
As a student, Mr Dale was awarded a scholarship to represent his university in Cambodia, and interned as a journalist for The Phnom Penh Post in 2007 and 2008. In 2010, he appeared as a Visiting Student to the Special Court of Sierra Leone in The Hague, The Netherlands.
In 2003, Mr Dale was responsible for drafting an application to the Australian Human Rights Commission on behalf of the nuclear veterans exposed to nuclear bomb testing at Maralinga. Throughout February and March 2013, Mr Dale was interviewed in the media regarding the application, and was featured in TV interviews on ABC, SBS, Today Tonight, and Sky News. He was also quoted in print media, including the Sydney Morning Herald. The story was also picked up by The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, BBC, Yahoo7, and newspapers in the UK, New Zealand and China.
In 2013, he drafted submissions on same sex marriage and also racial vilification law in NSW, an inquiry in which he also appeared before the Standing Committee of Law and Justice at its public hearing.
Pictured: Joshua Dale, Emerging Lawyer of the Year 2013 (centre) with Amnesty representatives Joshua O'Rourke and Louise Allen.