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

Women Lawyers Association of NSW

29 September 2005    

Dear Members & Colleagues

The Women Lawyers' Association of NSW encourages its Law Society members to vote in the elections this week. By voting you will ensure that women continue to be represented on the Council in the same proportions that they represent in the profession. We encourage you to support the following WLANSW members.

Shauna Jarrett
Vice President WLANSW & Law Society Councillor

Nea Goodman; admitted 2l years, past president of WLANSW, past president of City of Sydney Law Society, mother of 2. I am conscious of the need for leadership and education in respect to workplace bullying, flexible hours, equal employment opportunity, and intend to use my voice on council to support initiatives to further the needs of women working in the legal profession. I am committed to assisting economic viability of small firms, and regional firms; through IT assistance, precedent data base, access to help/information at HO. As an executive member of the CSLS (and current treasurer) I have initiated a Small Firm Forum in the CBD to provide grass roots with opportunity to be heard, to raise issues and network with other small firms. Currently employed by Department of Community Services, I have breadth and diversity of experience to bring to the Law Society Council: seven years board member of Central Sydney Area Health Service, Chair of Audit Committee, member ethics committee. I have substantial corporate governance and administrative experience to bring to the LS Council and its operations. Finally I am passionate about ensuring the LS is relevant to women - whether employed solicitors, sole practitioners or partners.

Roslyn Everett, Councillor - Partner, Everett Paull - Country Lawyer. I have 18 years experience in personal injury, family law, general litigation, conveyancing. I constantly hear of practices putting off staff and downsizing. I understand how hard legal practice is. I have served on Council for 3 years and on the Fidelity Fund, Audit, Finance, Personal Injury and Licensing Committees. I know what it takes to serve on Council. I am vocal in my criticism of bureaucracy and government. With State elections in 2007 we need a strong, united, committed Law Society. We can be a powerful lobby group if we use our numbers to put pressure on government. Phone: 4737 3330 Email:

Penny Waters is one of the few female partners in Northern NSW. Her country firm is a general practice with 12 lawyers. She is a current Councillor, Accredited Specialist and a member of the Ethics, Disclosures and Government Lawyers committees. She is particularly interested in the Law Society's challenging role developing the ethical principles that distinguish our profession. In 1995 Penny 's country firm had one office, with Penny as the one female partner with no employed solicitors. The firm now has 5 female lawyers practising throughout New England. She believes in a united profession that recognizes our young lawyers and their sustainability as the foundation for the future of the legal profession. I look forward to your support for re-election to the Council of the Law Society.

Kim Cull; I am a Government Lawyer, Chief of Staff and Assistant Director General of the Premier's Department. I am well known to Women Lawyers not only as a Past President of the Law Society in 2002 but as a lawyer participating in and supporting the Association for many years. As a Law Society Councillor I will strive to achieve strategic decision making and outcomes for the benefit of all NSW lawyers. In particular I believe there must be respect for individual opinion, yet at the same time ensure cohesion and strong leadership. I seek your support.


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