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

Women Lawyers Association of NSW

21 November 2005    

Dear Members & Colleagues

As another year draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support

I particularly appreciate those senior members of the legal profession including from the judiciary who have given their time this year to speak at and attend various seminars and functions.

To that end, I warmly invite you to attend our Christmas Cocktail functions in Newcastle, and in Sydney at which one of our barrister members will be signing copies of her book due for imminent release by Allen and Unwin.

I also draw your attention to our new Find a Woman Lawyer database, available free of charge to all members and designed for both solicitors and barristers. Follow the links below and register yourself on the database.

Louise Byrne


Xmas Cocktail functions with distinguished guests and our Major Sponsors National Australia Bank; gifts and door prizes from our Sponsors VIVE Magazine; opportunity to do some bargain Xmas shopping and a mystery book launch and signing in Sydney!

Please RSVP by 25 November

Newcastle: 6-8pm Wednesday 30th November, Lovett Gallery

Sydney: 6-8pm Thursday 1st December, Moonshadow MLC Centre

Notice of Meeting for the 2005 Annual General Meeting of the Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW to be held at Law Society of NSW on Wednesday 30 November 2005.
A courtesy reminder to Members to submit your Nomination by 28 November 2005 and advise our Executive Officer, Kathryn McKenzie, if you will be attending the AGM to assist with administration and catering.

New "Find A Woman Lawyer" Database

Find A Woman Lawyer is an online database that is accessible via the WLA NSW website. It aims to place lawyers, non-lawyers and clients in touch with women solicitors and barristers who are experts in their field of practice.

The database allows individuals to search for a woman barrister or solicitor by:

- Name
- Practice or company name
- Town

- Region
- Practice type (barrister or solicitor)
- Area(s) of accredited specialty
- Area(s) of practice

While obviously a useful tool for clients who are seeking legal advice from a female practitioner, Find A Woman Lawyer also has the capacity to be used by women barristers or solicitors seeking networking or mentoring opportunities with other women barristers or solicitors.

Listing on Find A Woman Lawyer is available free of charge to members of WLA NSW. Members are invited to register for listing by visiting the WLA NSW website at or from the home page "NEW Find A Woman Lawyer Online - Click Here"

Scroll to the bottom of the page to:
Are you listed here? If not, you need to complete the online application - click here.
Not a Member yet? Join now and enjoy even more great benefits. Click here.

NOTE: To list more than one area of accredited specialty and/or practice area, follow the instructions: Press the Ctrl key (hold down) whilst you click on and select the areas you wish to list. If there is an area not available that you wish to list, please email your request to

For further information please contact:
Kathryn McKenzie, Executive Officer, on (02) 4392 1185 or at

23 November, Wednesday 5.30-7pm "Capturing Hearts and Minds"
An overview of the new Legal Profession Act 2004, College of Law City Campus, Level 7, St James Centre, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
  * Speaker: Geoff Bourke, Senior Lecturer, College of Law and member of the Senior Solicitors Panel
  * Chair: Ray Collins, Manager, Professional Standards Department, Law Society.
Cost: $20 inc GST (Payment at the door, bookings essential)
Details and bookings: Please contact

14 December 2005, Wednesday 10.30am-3.30pm "Avanti Jewellers supporting WLANSW" Christmas is quickly approaching and to help facilitate your Xmas shopping Avanti Jewellers are hosting another Christmas Gift Day with 10% of sales towards WLANSW projects, The Grace Hotel, Balinga Room 2, Cnr King & York Sts, Sydney. Avanti's exquiste range has now been extended to include the popular 'Tribal Look' jewellery and black pearls and white pearls on a large colour range of leather.

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