peak body representing women lawyers in NSW for the advancement of
women in the legal profession.
Members & Colleagues
2010 was a day of inspiration for women and in particular women
lawyers. We have now witnessed the milestone appointment of
our first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. And, we have
witnessed her swearing in to this appointment by our first female
Governor General, Quentin Bryce. We are proud to see that a
legal background has proved such a sound platform for our
Prime Minister, as it similarly was for our Governor General. We
congratulate our Prime Minister on her achievements and wish her well
in her upcoming challenges.
coming month, we are pleased to offer a unique networking event
with members of Fair Work Australia and an address by Vice President
Graeme R Watson, hosted by Norton Rose 6 July.
biennial signature event Celebrating
Women in the Judiciary
will be held on 29th
and include an address by Prof Rosalind Croucher, President of the
Australian Law Reform Commission, and the patronage of distinguished
guests. Please see below for further information and
registration, or visit our 2010
Schedule to view details
of these and upcoming events.
prepare for our financial year end on 30 June, I would like to take
this opportunity to thank you for your support and invite members to
renew if they have not done so already. If you are not already a
member, please consider the benefits of joining, and contributing to
the next generation of women lawyers. Click
here for the
If you are unsure about your membership status, please contact our
Executive Officer, Kathryn McKenzie, on 0466 157 087 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July, Tuesday Wednesday 5:45pm for 6:00pm
Proudly hosted by Norton
Rose, Level 18 Grosvenor Place, 225 George St, Sydney
Practices Sub-Committee of Women Lawyers Association of NSW presents
- an evening with Fair Work Australia
are invited to a unique networking event with various members of Fair
Work Australia and fellow female workplace relations
The evening will start with a presentation by Vice President of Fair
Work Australia, Graeme R Watson who will give a key note address on
Fair Work Australia's first year of operation. VP Watson has
worked exclusively in employment and industrial law and has been
involved in many landmark cases and industrial disputes as both adviser
and counsel. As VP at FWA he heads a panel of industries that includes
airlines, education, maritime, ports, retail, storage and wholesale.
Event – bookings essential: Maria Akkawi 9330 8349
here for further details.
PM — 8:00 PM
Women in the Judiciary
Union, University & Schools Club of Sydney, 25 Bent Street,
It is with great pleasure that we acknowledge the achievements of women
in law and appointments in NSW since our last biennial function in July
2008. Please join us and distinguished guests.
here for details and registration.
for Mentors – UNSW Women’s Mentoring Program 2010
annual program aims to match-up aspiring female identifying law
students with successful women legal professionals to provide mentees
with an insight into an area of the legal profession they are
considering entering and informed of details of a career in such
fields. Please click here for details, or for more information contact
the Women’s Officer, Elizabeth Haas at email@example.com. The launch event is proudly hosted by Freehills, 6pm 2nd
Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW is continuing support of
such programs and will also be participating in a panel discussion
August, 6-8pm at UNSW ‘Striking
Women’s Progression in the Law
– save the date!
OTHER EVENTS & NEWS:
July , Tuesday 9.30am to 12 noon
Workplace Flexibility and the Right to Request" Seminar, The Grace
Hotel, 77 York St, Sydney
Partners is providing the opportunity to hear from Professor Ellen
Kossek (Michigan State University) whilst she is in Australia, and are
hosting a seminar to discuss issues such as What is the outlook and
where are we heading?
and help businesses respond to employee requests for flexible work
arrangements and better understand how employees manage work-life
boundaries in the age of 24/7 work. If you would like to attend, please
RSVP quickly as places are limited. See
attached invitation for details.
July, Tuesday 2010 at 6-7.30pm
22, 275 Kent Street, Sydney.
UNIFEM Australia Sydney Chapter presents:
A Conversation with the NSW Minister for Women, The Hon. Jodie McKay.
UNIFEM is the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
and Young UNIFEM is the network of young people within this Committee
that are committed to promoting gender equality and the advancement of
women worldwide. The
forum is an informal discussion and is targeted
at young people (around 16-35 years old) who are
interested in gender issues, policy, politics and having their voice
event – bookings essential by 9 July to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more
2010 – The New Legal Landscape
is conducting it annual online survey and our members are encouraged to
participate. Complete a confidential questionnaire and be one of the
first to obtain this valuable report.
are available: http://www.mahlabsurveys.com/survey2010
and close on Friday 25 June, 5pm.
2010 will compare remuneration levels, employment experiences and job
satisfaction, while providing valuable insight on the new legal
landscape. Mahlab’s survey is recognised as the most
comprehensive retrospective survey, reflecting trends and salary
benchmarks across private practice, corporate and practice development
services. Lawyers, in-house legal departments and law firms
will look to Survey 2010 for valuable employment information.
note that by completing the survey you consent to your data forming
part of a published report, however, all personal information will
remain strictly confidential.For
further information on Mahlab Recruitment and Survey 2010, visit
FOR THE 2010 JUSTICE AWARDS
Law and Justice Foundation of NSW holds the annual Awards acknowledging
the efforts that individuals and organisations have made to improving
access to Justice in NSW, particularly for socially and economically
Aboriginal Justice Award
Law and Justice Volunteer Award
Pro Bono Partnership Award.
Awards, along with The Law Society President’s Award, the
Combined Community Legal Centres Group Award and the LIAC Centre of
Excellence Award will be presented at a Dinner on 14 October 2010.
further information, contact the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW on
02 8227 3200 or www.lawfoundation.net.au/justice_awards
Nominations close on 23 July 2010.
are Australian Women Lawyers (AWL)
Formed in 1997, AWL is the national body representing and funded by
women lawyers associations in Australia. The current AWL Patron is the
Honourable Chief Justice Diana Bryant of the Family Court of Australia.
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