Bundaberg lawyer Edwina Rowan receives state award


Bundaberg lawyer Edwina Rowan was last night honoured at the Queensland Law Society Legal Profession Dinner and Awards.

Edwina Rowan
Bundaberg lawyer Edwina Rowan.

Ms Rowan received the Agnes McWhinney Award for her work advocating for children in the justice system and advocating against domestic violence.

She's a partner of Charltons Lawyers, and president of the Edon Place Domestic and Family Violence Centre and the Bundaberg Law Association.

The Agnes McWhinney Award is named after Queensland’s first admitted woman solicitor.

It recognises outstanding professional or community contribution by a woman lawyer and the significant involvement of women in the legal profession and the community.

Law Society president Bill Potts congratulated Ms Rowan and other award recipients.

“We have many dedicated solicitors who carry out inspirational and life-changing work for their clients each and every day,” he said.

“Nights such as this allow us to recognise a mere few who stand out amongst the crowd for their work to better the lives of their broader community and their profession.

“Congratulations and well done on the excellent work that you do to promote good law, continue to be good lawyers and advance the public good.”

Mayor Jack Dempsey congratulated Ms Rowan and said she's a credit to Bundaberg.

“Edwina is an outstanding lawyer and dedicated volunteer who makes a difference in our community,” he said.

Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath also congratulated Ms Rowan.