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

Women Lawyers Association of NSW

9 May 2008    

Dear Members & Colleagues

The early bird closing date for this year's Australian Women Lawyers Second National Conference is fast approaching. To take advantage of a lower registration fee, please register before Monday 12 May. You can view the program and register on line at We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne 12-14 June and if you have any enquiries regarding the conference, please email

I invite you to join us for our upcoming biannual Female Bar Readers Welcome & Networking Lunch on Friday 23 May as detailed below.

Our Work2Suit Forum on 5 June features Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner Responsible for Age Discrimination, Elizabeth Broderick, in what promises to be a stimulating and thought provoking event. Please refer to details below for further information and registration details.

Yours faithfully,

Lee-May Saw

23 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

Please join us and distinguished guests for our biannual lunch hosted by WLANSW.

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.

2 Weddings & A LawyerWork2Suit Forum, Thursday 5th June 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Level 2, The Law Society of New South Wales
170 Phillip Street, Sydney
Cost: $25 per person

An evening with Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner Responsible for Age Discrimination, Elizabeth Broderick.
Elizabeth Broderick is a vocal advocate of flexible work arrangements and has commented publicly on the need for such arrangements in law firms. She has called for a re-conceptualisation of work to reflect that fact that the full-time male breadwinner/full-time female homemaker scenario is no longer the norm.  Please join us for what promises to be a stimulating and thought provoking forum. Please click here for the registration form. Numbers for this forum are limited so please register early to confirm your booking.

Apology to Tania Evers
Those of you who have seen some of the recent press about one of the members of our Committee, Tania Evers, may be interested in reading the recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald, "Apology to Tania Evers" dated 2 May 2008. Click here to read the article:


2 Weddings & A Lawyer"2 Weddings & A Lawyer" Friday, 23 May 2008
"Women Lawyers' Night"

Producer Tony Laumberg is offering the discount price of $20.00 instead of the normal price of $28.00 for as many tickets as you like that night if you call the booking agency, MCA, on 1300 306 776 and use the password, "Women Lawyers".  Be prepared for a night of madcap fun with Tony Laumberg’s 8th play, which runs 8 May - 1 June at the TAP Gallery Darlinghurst. The theatre holds a cosy 60 people and produces a wonderfully intimate atmosphere with an art gallery and a cafe/bar also at the venue.
For more details visit

The Justice Hely Scholarship  (Valued at $20,000; applications close 14 May)
The Sydney Law School is pleased to announce a new scholarship, The Justice Peter Hely Scholarship.  The Scholarship was established by the Law School through contributions from the friends and colleagues of the late Justice Peter Hely to promote postgraduate study in the fields of commercial law and equity. The scholarship is open to final year law students, Law graduates and graduates of the University of Sydney, to enable them to undertake a postgraduate degree in the fields of commercial law and equity, either by research or coursework, at the University of Sydney or any other appropriate university. Download an application form from the Law School web site
Or contact Peter Finneran at the Sydney Law School for an application form and conditions of award.

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