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

Women Lawyers Association of NSW

20 June 2006    

Dear Members & Colleagues

Congratulations to Justice Margaret Beazley in receiving an AO in the recent Queen's Birthday List. Her Honour has always been prepared to give her time and energy in assisting women lawyers and we note that she has been recognised for 'service to the advancement of women in the legal profession and the community' as well, of course, for service to 'the judiciary and the law'.

We are also pleased to advise that the program is complete and registration is open for the inaugural Australian Women Lawyers conference to be held on Friday 29 & Saturday 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". View the extensive substantive law program in the streams of Human Rights, Corporate Governance, Property and Finance and Litigation on-line. We look forward to your support of the conference and encourage you to book early via the conference website

Please ensure your registrations are received by our office by this Thursday 22nd June to ensure your booking for our 27 June luncheon and presentation "Advancing Women in Law" by Senator Helen Coonan. Details are noted below with other upcoming events.

Membership Invitation
With 2005/2006 memberships due to expire on 30th June, we invite members to renew for the 2006/2007 year. If you are not currently a member, we encourage you to consider the many benefits of membership and supporting the Association. Should you be interested in discussing Corporate Membership or have any queries regarding membership, please contact Kathryn McKenzie at our office. Please click here for the current 2006/2007 Membership Application & Renewal

Kind regards

Louise Byrne


27 June 2006, Tuesday 12.30pm "Advancing Women in Law" , Senator the Hon Helen Coonan, Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate, at the Hilton Sydney Welcome by AWL President, Caroline Kirton; gift bags for all attendees; major door prizes: Hayman Island Holiday valued at over $4000, conferences passes valued at over $1800. $85pp for tables of 10 Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet. Click here for further details and registration.

Congratulations to Gabrielle Upton, Deputy Chancellor of the University of New South Wales,  who has been re-elected to a four year term on the Council of the University and conveys her thanks for your support.

30 June 2006, Friday 2-8pm "Newcastle Advocacy Training Workshop, Networking Cocktails, Going to the Bar? Seminar" at  Noahs on the Beach, Newcastle. The Newcastle Chapter of the Women Lawyers' Association of NSW in conjunction with the Newcastle Law Society invite you to join us on Friday 30th June 2006 at Noahs on the Beach, NewcastleThe Advocacy Training Workshop facilitators are leaders in their field, and will be joined by Sydney silk, Jane Needham SC and local barristers for the 'Going to the Bar?' seminar following the workshop and networking cocktails. Please refer to the attached flyer for further details and registration.We encourage you to book early and look forward to seeing you 30th June.
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14 July 2006, Friday 1.00pm Newcastle Networking 'Informal Gatherings' at the Sticky Rice Thai Restaurant, 19 Scott Street, Newcastle BYO, no need to book, just turn up! A great opportunity to network, catch up with the latest news and colleagues. These popular monthly 'gatherings' will continue on the 2nd Friday each month, so please diarise 11 August, 8 September, 13 October and 10 November.

The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarships (Law) Closing Date: 31 August 2006 The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Trust in London, with the support of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Menzies Foundation, offers to Australian post-graduate students 2 scholarships in Law tenable in the United Kingdom commencing October, 2007.

The scholarship includes return fares and substantial emoluments which are not subject to United Kingdom income tax. It is tenable for one or two academic years. Academic excellence is of primary importance.The Selection Committee will seek individuals who are likely to attain prominence in Australia as demonstrated by their record of leadership, extra-curricular activities and interest in the service of others.

Application forms are available from University Scholarship Officers or on written request from the Menzies Foundation at the address below or from the Foundation's web site Telephone requests are not accepted.

Scholarship Officer, The Menzies Foundation
210 Clarendon Street, East Melbourne, VIC 3002
Email:  Facsimile: 03 9417 7049

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