Courtney Bowie, founder and chief executive officer of Her Lawyer Pty Ltd, has been named as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 in the Wellness Advocate category.

Her work, breaking the silence around mental health issues in the legal profession, led to her nomination and shortlisting. The shortlisting comes off the back of winning the Emerging Leader category at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards 2020 in New South Wales this month.

Bowie has been a media spokesperson for mental health and women in the legal profession after her dreams of working in a major city law firm were dashed when she was diagnosed with anxiety and chronic migraines just six months into her graduate role. This experience led her to her to passionately become the voice of those suffering in silence in the profession as she talked publicly about her experiences.

Lawyers Weekly’s 30 Under 30 is Australia’s largest gathering of lawyers aged 30 and under in Australia. The awards program provides a platform for the rising stars working in the legal industry in Australia to showcase their hard work and celebrate the top performing professionals of the year.

The eighth annual 30 Under 30, 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. “This year has by far been the most hotly contested 30 Under 30 to date, with the finalists acting on some of the largest and most noteworthy deals the market has seen over the past 12 months,” said Lawyers Weekly editor Emma Ryan.

The winners of the awards will be announced at the first ever live broadcast awards on Friday, 29 May. With MC Vince Sorrenti, this live talk show style event will include live interviews with finalists and winners direct from their homes, and the Lawyers Weekly app will keep professionals connected with peers, industry leaders, colleagues and friends.

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