The peak body representing women lawyers in NSW for the advancement of women in the legal profession.

Women Lawyers Association of NSW

15 August 2005    

Dear Members & Colleagues

5.30pm Wednesday 17th August 2005
"Working as a High Court Judge": A lecture by the Honourable Justice M.H.
McHugh AC followed by a Cocktail Reception at University House,
Bookings essential - limited places.
Click here for details and registration form (PDF 203Kb)

5.30pm Monday 5 September 2005
"Speaking, eating and running - the do's and dont's for busy lawyers" Hosted by Blake Dawson Waldron, Level 36 Grosvenor Place, 225 George Street Sydney. Speakers: Prof. Jennie Brand-Miller, Nutritionist; Dimity Thompson, Physiotherapist; Lucy Cornell, Voice Coach. Our expert panel will enhance your personal and professional presence whilst giving you some top tips in improving your physical well-being. A session you can't afford to miss! Members $15 Non-Members $25.
Click here for details and registration form (PDF 159Kb)

National Australia Bank
More benefits from our Major Sponsor, National Australia Bank!

In addition to the benefits already offered to women in law (students, academics, lawyers, barristers and the judiciary), during August you are eligible to enter a draw, where you could win one of four $100,000 off your home loan debt if you take out a new home loan or increase your existing home loan with the National by $100,000! Terms & conditions apply. Preferential rates; no application fee; first year annual fee waiver under the National Choice Package (a special package for busy professionals offering a wide range of national products and services with exclusive benefits including a personal banker). Megan Pizzey, Mobile Mortgage Manager, is available to meet you at a time and place convenient to you. Contact Megan now on 02 9903 0145 or 0410 342 173 for an obligation free consultation and take advantage of the range of products and services provided to WLANSW members and colleagues by the National. For Newcastle area, please call Sherife Huseyin on 02 4945 6906.
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6.30pm Thursday 25 August 2005
"Women in Law : Change by Generation" with The Honourable Justice M. Beazley & Ms Robyn Chalmers at The Women's College, Newtown. The Women's College & The Women Barristers' Forum invite you to join them for this inspiring dinner event. RSVP essential by 19 August. $60pp/$600 Corporate Table. Champagne bus ride available from Martin Place.
Click here for Invitation (PDF 293Kb)
Click here for registration form (PDF 43Kb)

Members Only invitation to Private Political Luncheons. Following the success of our lunch series last year, we are delighted to invite members to this year's series at the Strangers Dining Room NSW Parliament House. This will provide an opportunity for WLANSW members to network with State female MPs of all parties in an informal environment to discuss their views and their party's policies on various issues.
15th September: Labor Party hosted by The Hon. Dr. Meredith Burgmann MLC
21st September: Liberal Party hosted by The Hon. Patricia Forsythe MP
12th October: Cross Benches hosted by The Hon. Sylvia Hale
Numbers strictly limited. Click here for details and registration form (PDF 112Kb)

"A Spirited Life" : National Trust explores the ‘spirited life’ of NSW’s first woman solicitor with new public program series. She was a law unto herself: a pioneer for women in law, a mountaineer, explorer, bush walker, feminist, author and a founding member of the Buddhist Society of NSW to boot. And for the first time, the National Trust of Australia (NSW) is organising an exhibition and series of public talks, film screenings and tours focusing on Marie Byles' colourful life. A Spirited Life runs from September 5-29th.
Click here for details (PDF 154Kb)

5.30pm Tuesday 6th September 2005
"Age Discrimination: Mitigating Risk in the Workplace"
Please join us to celebrate the launch of a new book by Juliet Bourke (Aequus Partners), Kate Eastman (Barrister) and Penny Thew (Baker & McKenzie), entitled Age Discrimination: Mitigating Risk in the Workplace. Pru Goward, the Commissioner Responsible for Age Discrimination, will be launching the book at Baker & McKenzie on Tuesday 6 September 2005 from 5.30pm.. No cost; Please RSVP by 29th August to We look forward to seeing you there.
Click here for invitation and further details (PDF 81Kb)

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