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

Women Lawyers Association of NSW

9 November 2007    

Dear Members & Colleagues

With the festive season fast approaching we have some great networking functions providing opportunities to catch up with colleagues whilst picking up sound advice for personal and professional development. Don't miss our Christmas Shopping Day Fundraiser on Friday 30 November! Dates and details of our upcoming events are below for your diaries.

All members and their colleagues are welcome to join us next Friday 16 November with WLA patron, the Honourable Justice Jane Mathews AO, as we celebrate our Inaugural Golden Girls Lunch. This is a rare opportunity to meet with founding and Life Members of our Association. We encourage you to pass on  the details to your colleagues, particularly those that are retired and may not be on our current mailing list.

Our next Work2Suit Forum on Thursday 6 December will address the issue of technology and flexibility in the legal workplace. This is a current hot topic given  recent articles in the Australian in which Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Fiona McLeod SC, AWL President are quoted:,25197,22687550-17044,00.html,25197,22687777-17044,00.html

Members will shortly be receiving a Notice for our AGM on Thursday 29 November. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join or renew your membership if you have not already done so.

WLANSW is the peak body representing women lawyers in NSW and has been committed to improving the status and working conditions of women lawyers since 1952. Your support is valued by many women in the profession, by those that want more from the profession and by those that want to give something to the legal and wider community. Our ability to fund future projects and services depends on member contributions. Please refer to the attached Membership Form for further details, and contact: Kathryn McKenzie, Executive Officer, on (02) 4392 1185 or at should you have any membership enquiries

We look forward to your continuing involvement with WLANSW. Your support is genuinely valued.

Yours faithfully,

Lee-May Saw

16 November, Friday 12:30 PM — 2:00 PM
Golden Girls Inaugural Lunch

Venue: Buena Vista Cafe & Bar, Level 14, Supreme Law Courts Building, 184 Phillip St, Sydney
No charge; attendees pay for own lunch - view menu on the Buena Vista Café website. Please advise our office of contact details for colleagues to be added to our Golden Girls Inaugural Lunch invite list and register your attendance: to ensure adequate seating. An opportunity for our retired colleagues, Life Members and early supporters to meet and impart their knowledge and experience to others.

WIN 5 double passes compliments of Dendy Films for the first 5 people to email with the subject heading 'Dendy' to attend an exclusive preview screening of the French romantic comedy Twice Upon A Time on Wednesday 21st November @ 6:30pm at Dendy Opera Quays.

30 November, Friday 11.00AM-6.00PM
WLA Christmas Shopping Day - Fundraiser for Law Week 2008
The National Dispute Centre, Level 2, 233 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Special gifts for the Christmas table and for under the tree. Homemade Christmas cakes, jams and ‘the best cranberry sauce in the world’. French linens and napery, luxurious body creams, lotions and gifts from Provence. Quality jewellery from Avanti Jewelers. Designer Lingerie & outerwear from Intimo Lingerie and lots more.  Gift wrapping service available. All welcome. Any enquiries please call Marisa Gregg 0416 000 655

6 December, Thursday 5:30PM — 7:30 PM
Work2Suit: Information Technology and the Flexible Worker

Speaker: Russell Wright, Director of Information Services, Freehills
Venue: Law Society of NSW, 170 Phillip St, Sydney

Working from home is a component of flexible working arrangements for a growing number of solicitors. Those who wish to attract and retain the best staff need to consider the changing demands of employees and how they can best support the needs of the firm. Making it work requires careful planning, monitoring and feedback by both employer and employee.
What you will learn at this forum
For solicitors: Get practical advice on putting forward a proposal for using information technology to support working away from the office.
For employers/human resources managers: Find out what needs to be considered from the firm’s perspective when a solicitor proposes using information technology to support working away from the office. What is best practice when it comes to managing a number of employees on these arrangements? Cost $20
Details & Registration:  Work2Suit6Dec07.pdf   

12 December, Wednesday 6:00PM — 8:00PM
Xmas Cocktails
Venue: Moonshadow, MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place, Sydney
Gift bags, door prizes, cocktails and canapes! Please join us and our distinguished guests. Further details shortly.


21 November, Wednesday 5.30 for 6pm Effective International Giving - Worth the Effort Career  STEP Australia (Society of Trust and Estate Practioners) invite you to join them for a presentation by Duncan Power, Chief Executive of CAF Australia, hosted by UBS Wealth Management at Chifley Tower Sydney. Members $30/Guests $35. Details & Registration:  STEP.pdf


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