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

Women Lawyers Association of NSW

30 April 2007    

Dear Members & Colleagues

I invite you to join us in welcoming our female bar readers at our  lunch on Friday 11 May at the Buena Vista Cafe & Bar as detailed below. It is pleasing to see that the female readers represent 43.2% from a total of 44.

Our Regional Chapters Guidelines for women lawyers in rural, regional and remote areas of NSW who are interested in starting a Regional Chapter of WLANSW, has recently been finalised. I encourage women lawyers in regional areas of NSW to take advantage of the support WLANSW can provide in the management of local functions and events. Please click here for further details.

Australian Women Lawyers is celebrate its 10 year anniversary at a dinner event in Melbourne on Friday 7 September 2007. Please mark this date in your diaries. The dinner will be held at Zinc, one of Melbourne's impressive riverside Federation Square venues. Chief Justice Marilyn Warren is the guest  speaker and the Victorians are promising an entertaining evening.

I take this opportunity to remind you that nominations are currently open for the  NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards 2007 and will close on 30 June 2007. Please click here for further details and the Nomination form.

Yours faithfully,

Lee-May Saw

11 May, Friday 12:45 PM — 2:00 PM
Female Bar Readers Welcome & Networking Lunch
Buena Vista Cafe & Bar, Level 14, Supreme Law Courts Building, 184 Phillip St, Sydney.

No charge; non-reader attendees pay for own lunch - view menu on the Buena Vista Café website. Please register your attendance: to ensure adequate seating.

WLANSW supports the Australian Baha'i Community in raising awareness in the legal profession about the religious discrimination women and children of the Baha'i faith in Egypt are facing
The requirement imposed by the Egyptian government that all Eyptians must identify themselves as belonging to one of the three offically recognised religions, Islam, Christainity or Judaism, before any official documents, including a National Identity Card, will be issued, is leading to discrimination against women and children in Egypt of the Baha'i faith, and to serious limitations on their right to exercise freedom of religion and belief. All Egyptians are required to be issued with a National Identity Card in order to receive basic services. A child is unable to receive an education, and a woman is unable to open a bank account, seek employment, or marry, without a National Identity Card. The requirement that all Egyptians identify with one of the three officially recognised relgions is limiting the rights of women and children of the Baha'i faith to receive basic services.  Please click here for press release issued by the Australian Baha'i Community.
Please click here to read this article.

New Comedy Play "My Fair Lawyer" at the TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst from 3 May until 3 June 2007, promises to be Tony Laumberg's comedy masterpiece.

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. Check it out at


31 May, Thursday 6pm "The Influence of the Privy Council in Australia"
Mr Michael Sexton SC, President and the Committee request the pleasure of your company to hear an address by the Hon A M Gleeson AC, Chief Justice of Australia in the Banco Court, Level 13, Law Courts Building, Queens Square, Sydney.
Cost: (incl GST) is $50.00 per head. 
Please click here for further details and registration.

16 June, Saturday 6.30pm "The Life Changing Ball 2007, An Arabian Nights Experience" at the Hilton Sydney
One night can make a difference of a lifetime for underprivileged and disadvantaged teenage girls. Click here for the invitation.
For further details please visit:

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