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

Women Lawyers Association of NSW

16 March 2006    

Dear Members & Colleagues

Following the outstanding success of "Celebrating Women in the Judiciary" Cocktail Event on Thursday 23rd February, you are able to view photos on our newly developed Photo Gallery.

I am delighted to present the first official flyer for The Inaugural Australian Women Lawyers Conference "Celebrating Excellence" 29-30 September 2006 at The Sheraton on the Park Hotel. Keynote address by the Hon Mary Gaudron QC, AWL Patron and presentations from outstanding women in law, including Chief Justice Marilyn Warren and Justice Catherine Branson are already confirmed, and I look forward to bringing you further updates.

Noted below are details of our Law Week events, special offers for members and other events of interest. We look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

Louise Byrne


17 March 2006, Friday 10am-5pm "Sydney Law Careers Fair" Bayside Banquet Hall, Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour FREE entry. Visit us at NSW Young Lawyers Booth 6.

LAW WEEK 27 March -  2 April

27 March 2006, Monday 5:30 PM — 7:30 PM
"Law as a Career - Coming to the Bar", Sydney CBD

* The Hon Justice Jennifer Boland, Family Court of Australia
* Anna Katzmann SC, Barrister & Senior Vice President of NSW Bar Association
* Angela Bowne SC, Barrister
* Michelle Painter, Barrister
Venue: NSW Bar Association, Common Room, Basement Level, 174 Phillip Street, Sydney
Our panel of guest speakers will share their experiences in their respective legal careers, coming to the bar, and directions their careers have taken. Light refreshments provided; no charge; bookings essential to:

28 March 2006, Tuesday 9:30 AM — 10:00 AM
"Law as a Career", Newcastle

* Judge Margaret Sidis
* Marina Anderson, Barrister
* Jenny Finlay-Jones, University of Newcastle Legal Centre

Venue: Newcastle Local Court, Church Street, Newcastle
Our guest speakers will share their experiences in their respective legal careers. No charge; no registration required.

31 March 2006, Friday 7.30am "NSW Young Lawyers Golden Gavel Breakfast Competition", Westin Hotel. For more than a decade, the Golden Gavel Public Speaking Competition has been regarded as the most entertaining event on the legal calender. Tickets $40pp, $400 table of ten. Contact Poppy Drekis at / telephone 9926 0269 or click here for details.

11 & 12 April 2006, "The Employment Law & IR Conference & Workshops, Sir Stamford Hotel, Circular Quay.
Conference - 11th April, Workshops – 12th April 2006
** SPECIAL RATES FOR WLA NSW MEMBERS ** click here for details
The upcoming Employment Law & IR Conference has brought together leading employment law practitioners providing expert advice and solutions that will facilitate your understanding of the new legislation and how they will impact the workplace.
This conference will also include an exclusive presentation by the Commissioner of the AIRC – Greg Harrison and will include 2 separately book able ½ day workshops covering the areas of Workplace Agreements & Industrial Disputes.
Click here for details

New Comedy Play "Lawyers in Love" at the TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst from 4 May to 4 June 2006, promises to be Tony Laumberg's funniest show yet! Take advantage of this producer's special offer and BOOK NOW - MCA 1300 306 776, mention "Women Lawyers discount" for tickets at just $20pp irrespective of how many tickets required. click here for details

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