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

Women Lawyers Association of NSW

5 March 2007    

Dear Members & Colleagues

WLANSW is re-launching our NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards, for outstanding women lawyers who have achieved excellence in their area of practice, while advancing opportunities for women in the law. These awards were last presented at our 50th Anniversary dinner in 2002. All members and their colleagues are invited to attend a cocktail party on Thursday 29 March 2007, during Law Week, to celebrate the re-launch of the Awards. The Launch will mark the opening of a 3 month period in which nominations for the Awards will be open, and is an opportunity for attendees to find out more about the Awards, obtain nomination forms, and mingle with their colleagues.

Our Gender Games seminar on 15 February 2007 with Candy Tymson as the keynote speaker was a success with the discussion generated among attendees about the issue of communicating, negotiating, and working with the opposite sex, lasting until well after Candy's presentation was concluded.

I thank those of you who attended the Gender Games seminar for contributing to its success, and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events in Law Week as noted below.

Yours faithfully,

Lee-May Saw

Law Week 26th -31st March
View Law Week activities and events:

27 March, Tuesday 5:30 PM -7:30 PM
"Law as a Career - Coming to the Bar" Sydney
Law Society of NSW, L2, 170 Phillip St, Sydney
Speakers include:
The Hon Acting Justice Jane Mathews AO, Supreme Court of NSW
Louise Byrne, Barrister, VP Australian Women Lawyers, Immediate Past President of WLANSW
Shauna Jarrett, Senior Associate, Griffith Nicholson Lawyers, VP WLANSW, Junior VP Law Society of NSW
Frances Russell-Matthews, Practice Coordinator & Senior Legal Counsel, National Australia Bank
• MC: Lee-May Saw, President WLANSW, Solicitor, Meehan Legal
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:

26 March, Monday 9:30am-10:00am
"Law as a Career" Newcastle
Newcastle Local Court, Church Street, Newcastle
Chaired by Nada Vujat, Partner at Emery Partners & Convenor of WLANSW Newcastle Chapter, our guest speakers include Judge Margaret Sidis and will share their experiences in their respective legal careers.
No charge; no registration required

29 March, Thursday 6pm - 8pm
Law Society of NSW, L2, 170 Phillip St, Sydney
"Launch of NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards"
Distinguished guests and supporters:
Michael Slattery QC, President, NSW Bar Association
Geoff Dunlevy, President, Law Society of NSW
Ian Knight, Attorney Generals’ Department
Anna McPhee, Director, Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency
Click here for details and registration.

Taskforce on Care Costs (TOCC) “Who Cares?” campaign.
The campaign is designed to give Australians caring for children, the elderly and people with a disability a strong national voice on the impact of the cost of care on their workforce participation choices. A reminder to visit their website,, to support the campaign by sending an electronic postcard (or e-card) to lobby Government Ministers and the Opposition about solutions to the work/ cost of care crisis.

The non-profit animal protection organisation, Voiceless, has announced its plans to hold an animal law Seminar on 2 May 2007. The full-day event entitled ‘From Paddocks to Pleadings’ is being kindly hosted by the Law Society of New South Wales. Renowned animal protection lawyer and author, Professor Steven M. Wise, who was the first lecturer of animal rights law at Harvard Law School, is amongst the distinguished panel of speakers. For more information about the Seminar, please visit

VIVE and Women Lawyers Association: A powerful partnership

Vive, Australia's magazine for business and professional women, is proud to be a media partner of the Women Lawyers Association of NSW - the peak body representing women lawyers in NSW. As a valued member of Women Lawyers Association, Vive invites you to become a subscriber. When you subscribe not only will Vive be delivered to you at a discounted rate, you will also receive an Ultraceuticals skin care product valued at $75 FREE. Get ahead of the pack and become a Vive reader.
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From Door to Door
A funny, touching tribute to three generations of women.
A play by James Sherman, directed by Moira Blumenthal
26 February - 24 March 2007, The Seymour Theatre Centre, Sydney
Adults at concession prices ($27.60) if booked by 16 March; Groups of 6 or more $25.60. Mention "womens movement" when booking: 9351 7940 or


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