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

Women Lawyers Association of NSW

04 August 2009

Dear Members & Colleagues

Please confirm your bookings by this Thursday 6 August if you have not done so already for the Corporate Lunch on 10 August with guest speaker Heather Ridout, CEO, Australian Industry Group. Mrs Ridout will discuss current and emerging issues on the Australian policy agenda. We have some seats still available. Please refer to details below for registration.

Watersedge SydneyWe have had a great response to the nominations for the prestigious NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards and are pleased to announce that registration is now open for our Awards Gala Dinner on 25 September at the WatersEdge, Sydney where we will announce award recipients and celebrate with our outstanding women.

Please click here for further details and the registration. Tables of 10, with Corporate signage if required, are available at $1550. Places are limited so reserve your seating early.

The Keynote Speaker for the Awards Gala Dinner will be The Honourable Justice Virginia Bell of the High Court of Australia. The Honourable John Hatzistergos, Attorney General of NSW, and our Patron the Honourable Justice Jane Mathews AO of the Supreme Court of NSW, will be among our honoured guests.

The Awards celebrate the success and achievements of women in law, and are supported by the Attorney-General’s Department of NSW, the NSW Bar Association, the Law Society of New South Wales, the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association, and the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency.

We look forward to your support of our biennial Awards and to seeing you at an event soon.

Kind regards,
Mary Snell

Corporate Lunch Series 2009: Monday 10 August
Guest Speaker: Heather Ridout, Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group

HeatherA leading figure in the public policy debate and acknowledged by AFR BOSS Magazine as one of Australia’s true leader’s three times, Mrs Ridout will share her insights on the future directions of work and the economic climate. Proudly sponsored by Clayton Utz.

Please click here for registration details.


Invitation to launch of Pro Bono Animal Law Service (PALS@PILCH) 6pm on Wednesday 19 August 2009 at the offices of DLA Phillips Fox, level 38, 201 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

You are invited to the launch of the Pro Bono Animal Law Service jointly established by the Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH) NSW and PILCH Victoria.  The speakers at the launch will include Dr Melissa Perry QC, Lee Rhiannon MLC and Elizabeth Ellis, Senior Honorary Fellow at the University of Wollongong.

The Pro Bono Animal Law Service, or PALS@PILCH, will provide individuals and not-for-profit organisations with referrals to legal practitioners able to provide pro bono advice and representation in relation to legal issues affecting animals.  PALS@PILCH will primarily provide assistance to not-for-profit organisations that aim to protect endangered species and native wildlife, promote biodiversity, advocate for the ethical treatment of animals and increase public awareness of animal protection issues.  PALS@PILCH will also undertake policy and law reform work in relation to significant animal protection issues, as well as undertaking education initiatives.

To RSVP please email or call 9114 1793

The Women’s College and The Women Barristers Forum invite you to The Women in Law Dinner, Friday 28 August 2009 at The Women’s College. Guest speakers: The Honourable Acting Justice Jane Mathews AO and The Honourable Justice Julie Ward. Cost: $85pp, $800 table of 10. RSVP by 20 August: Please click here for details and registration.


Who are Australian Women Lawyers (AWL)
Formed in 1997, AWL is the national body representing and funded by women lawyers associations in Australia. The current AWL Patron is the Honourable Chief Justice Diana Bryant of the Family Court of Australia.

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