The Australian Legal Writers Challenge is now open!

Written by Michelle Makela

Michelle Makela is one of our Legal Practice Directors and the National Practice Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and a Master’s in Criminology. Michelle has had a varied career, working in commercial litigation, criminal law, family law and estate planning. Michelle joined Go To Court Lawyers in 2011. She now supervises a team of over 80 solicitors across Australia.



Go To Court Lawyers is proud to announce the inaugural Australian Legal Writers Challenge is now open.

Budding writers holding an Australian law degree or in their final year of an Australian law degree are invited to enter by submitting an article pertaining to an element or concept of law from any Australian jurisdiction.


The winner of the Challenge will be awarded $5,000 in cash and will be recognised in a national media release. Second prize winner will receive $1,000 in cash and the third prize winner will receive $500 in cash. All winners and finalists will receive a certificate recognising their result in the Challenge. Winning entries may also be published online on the Go To Court Lawyers website.


Articles should be between 800 and 1,500 words in length. They should be in English, and written in a language and style that would be understandable by, and is targeted towards, the majority of Australians. More guidance is available on the Challenge website.

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Entry to the Challenge is free. Multiple entries will be considered. Submissions must have been received by 12:00am (midnight) on 20 June 2016.

To enter:

To enter and for terms and conditions, go to

Winners will be announced by media release and on the Go To Court Lawyers website –


Contact: Ruth Walker, Legal Website Content Editor
Phone: 1300 636 846

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