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

Women Lawyers Association of NSW

6 February 2006    

Dear Members & Colleagues

We trust you enjoyed the holidays and wish you a successful 2006. Our event schedule is already underway with "Celebrating Women in the Judiciary" Cocktail Event on 23rd February, details below.

The major focus of this year is our participation in the inaugural Australian Women Lawyers Conference "Celebrating Excellence" to be held on 29 & 30 September 2006 at Sheraton on the Park in Sydney. The Hon. Mary Gaudron QC will be opening the conference  with a speech titled "Equality: The Guarantee of Excellence". We are currently organising speakers who are all pre-eminent women lawyers in their field in the legal streams of Human Rights, Property and Finance, Litigation, and Corporate Governance. I look forward to your support of the conference and bringing you further updates.

Our online Find a Woman Lawyer database has already attracted over 1000 visits since its launch late 2005. Vive magazine is including a referral to 'Find a Woman Lawyer' in our regular legal feature page that is distributed nationally - February/March issue out now. So members, if you haven't already listed, now there is even more reason!

We look forward to seeing you on the 23rd February.

Louise Byrne


23 February 2006, Thursday 6-8pm "Celebrating Women in the Judiciary" at The American Club, Level 15, 131 Macquarie St, Sydney It is with great pleasure that we acknowledge the achievements of women in law and appointments in NSW since our last function in May 2004. Members $50, Non-members $60. Click here for details and registration

In memory of Jean Beverley HILL
Jean Hill was a founding member on the committee of WLANSW. She was admitted in 1943 and became a partner in the family law firm of Hill, Thomson & Sullivan, and retired a senior partner. Jean passed away on 1 February; the funeral will be held Tuesday 12.45pm 7 February in the West Chapel at Northern Suburbs Crematorium.

14 February 2006, Tuesday 7pm "Some Enchanted Evening" Gala Dinner at Star City Showroom. The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation Board of Directors has the pleasure of inviting you to "Some Enchanted Evening". $250pp, Corporate Tables available. Click here for details and registration

8 March 2006, Wednesday 7am UNIFEM Sydney Breakfast. An invitation to celebrate International Women's Day. Grand Harbour Ballroom, Star City Hotel and Casino. $50pp, $30 Students, Corporate Tables available. Click here for details and registration

An update from our Major Sponsor, National Australia Bank, with a new Sydney contact, Michelle Dub on 0410 485 054Sherife Huseyin on 4945 6906, is still your contact in Newcastle/Hunter region. With an expanded team of financial specialists dedicated to tailoring solutions, and offering a wide range of national products and services with exclusive benefits to women in law, why not call them today.

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