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

Women Lawyers Association of NSW

18 FEBRUARY 2005    

24 February 2005, Thursday 5.30pm FREE COCKTAIL LAUNCH INVITATION to the "Taskforce on Care Costs (TOCC) Report"
WLANSW are an active member and supporter of TOCC and encourage you to join us with prominent speakers and TOCC Members such as Pru Goward, Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Guy Russo, CEO McDonald's Australia, hosted by Freehills, Level 38 MLC Centre, Martin Place, Sydney.

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Taskforce on Care Costs (TOCC) is a strategic alliance of government, non-government and business groups to promote better understanding of the cost of care and how it affects carers’ ability to work. Click here for more info

11 March 2005, Friday 5.30pm, Garden Court, Sofitel Wentworth Sydney, Level 5, 61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney. Celebrating International Women's Day 8 March and launching our "Sydney Networking" events, please join us with distinguished guest, Her Honour Judge Ainsley-Wallace. With the laid back sounds of live jazz and complimentary French champagne from 6-7pm, this fabulous venue will be sure to enhance your networking talents!

Newcastle Networking "Informal Gatherings" next meet Friday 11th March, 1pm at the Sticky Rice Thai Restaurant, 19 Scott Street, Newcastle. BYO, cheap and cheerful - no need to book, just turn up! A great opportunity to network, catch up with the latest news and colleagues. This regular monthly event will be held on the 2nd Friday, so diarise 8th April, 13th May, 10th June, 8th July, 12th August, 9th September, 11th October, 11th November.

Women Lawyers Call for Better Protections for the Mentally ill
WLANSW Press Release 7 February 2005

The Walgett Family Law Affidavit Writing Pilot
The Law Society and The Women’s Legal Service are proud to announce the first training session of this inspired pilot.

The Walgett Family Law Affidavit Writing Pilot is a fantastic opportunity for Sydney lawyers to assist a particularly disadvantaged group of indigenous women gain access to justice and achieve a successful legal outcome in residence and contact with their children.

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In Other News

Website Upgrade.
As an integral part of our 2005 strategic plan, we will shortly begin a major upgrade to our website making it easier to navigate and develop further resources and services to members, including a database of NSW female solicitors and barristers.

Calling for Work Opportunities for Women Lawyers.
As part of its networking program for 2005, WLANSW is keen to place quality women candidates in touch with work opportunities that are supported by flexible working practices. If you or the firm or organisation you work for have a current opportunity in an environment which is supportive of women lawyers, we encourgae you to forward information about the position to: so that it can be listed on our website and promoted.

Employer of Choice for Women citations.
We would like to add our congratulations to Blake Dawson Waldron, Henry Davis York, Minter Ellison, Sparke Helmore, Allens Arthur Robinson and Maddocks, recipients of the EOWA award. Further to the article by Kate Gibbs, Women in Law Editor at Lawyers Weekly, we will be following up for details on how they actively recognise and address the needs of their female workers to allow them to reach their full potential. This will be posted on our website under Work Opportunities for Women Lawyers. We would be also like to receive information on your policies and programs that address these needs and identify you as a preferred 'employer of choice for women in law' to include in development of this resource.

Please feel free to pass this email onto colleagues and ensure they are on our email/invite list. Whilst we develop our 2005 schedule, we are delighted to advise that The Honourable Justice McHugh has confirmed that he will be our guest speaker at a cocktail event, Wednesday 17th August in Newcastle.

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