The peak body representing women lawyers in NSW for the
advancement of women in the legal profession.
30 April 2010
Dear Members & Colleagues
am delighted to confirm that the Law Society
of NSW will continue as our Principal Sponsor in 2010. Its generous
support and financial assistance of our organisation will enable the
continued funding of our administration and operations which will include
the launch of a new website within the coming months. Our increased
resources will enable our committee to focus on preparing and hosting
forums and events that best serve our objectives and your interests as
Week will be held 17-21 May 2010. We invite you to join us for our annual ‘Law as a Career – Coming to the
Bar’ event on 19th May, and in conjunction with the Women
Barristers Forum, our biannual ‘Female Bar Readers Welcome & Networking
Lunch’ on 21st May. Details and registration below.
take this opportunity to remind members that following the move of our
administration office, our new contact details are:
Women Lawyers’ Association of New
South Wales Inc. PO Box R1120 NSW 1225
Ph: 0466 157 087 Fax: 1300 332 183
Please visit our 2010 Event Schedule
to view details of upcoming events. The full
program is now available for the Australian Women Lawyers 3rd National
Conference which will be held in Brisbane 6-8 August, details: www.lexisnexis.com.au/AWL
and noted below.
look forward to seeing you at an event soon.
19 May, Wednesday 5:30 PM — 7:30
“Law as a Career-Coming
to the Bar”
Venue: Sydney Mechanics' School
of Arts, Mitchell Theatre, Level 1, 280 Pitt St, Sydney
- The Hon. Catherine Branson QC, President Australian Human
- Julia Baird SC, Barrister & President Women Barristers
- and Amy Douglas-Baker, Barrister.
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:
LAW WEEK 17-22 MAY
for more details and events
PM — 2:00 PM
‘Female Bar Readers Welcome & Networking Lunch’
the Women Barristers Forum & WLANSW
Venue: 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. No charge; non-reader attendees pay for own lunch. Our
panel of guest speakers will share their experiences in their
respective legal careers, coming to the bar, and directions their
careers have taken. Please register your attendance: firstname.lastname@example.org
to ensure adequate seating.
29 – 30 July
Women, Management and Work
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney
Proudly sponsored by Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW, Macquarie University
presents the Women, Management and Work Conference to be held in Sydney on 29 and
30 July 2010. The focus of the leading women’s conference in Australia
is Women as Leaders and how to Navigate the Leadership Maze. The
conference will explore key issues confronting executive women in
leadership roles. A practical interactive format provides ample
opportunity for you to get involved, share your wealth of management
experience, hear and learn from other outstanding women whilst taking
advantage of the wonderful networking opportunities. Don’t delay register
before 14 May and save $575 with the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ($1725.00
Not-For-Profit Scholarship is also available.
Australian Women Lawyers
6-8 August 2010, Venue: Stamford Plaza
In line with AWL’s broad objective of supporting justice and
equality for women, the 2010 conference, Justice for All will examine both direct and indirect
discrimination against women in the legal profession. AWL recognises the
unique challenges within the profession for women, and the importance of
their presence in creating a balanced representation.
The conference will address a broad range of practice areas including
corporate & commercial, family and administrative law as well as
issues relevant to practice management, recruitment and retention.
Speakers have been invited to address the issues facing each practice
area and to discuss discrimination in the profession and with the
administration of justice.
AWL’s aim is to make this conference highlight not only the issues
facing women in general, but to make the broader community more
responsive, as a whole, to women’s needs.
Register online http://www.lexisnexis.com.au/AWL
or call 1800 772 772.
OTHER EVENTS & NEWS:
14 May, Friday 6pm
The EDNA RYAN Awards Night 2010
The EDNAs are awards made to women who have made a feminist
difference, ie whose activity advances the status of women; the
troublemakers, the stirrers, the battlers, who show extraordinary
commitment and determination.
Join Women’s Electoral Lobby in celebrating Edna’s
political life and providing an affirmation of feminist activists in
2010. Come along and hear about the feminist activity that is
happening and the wonderful women who are working towards making a
better world – especially for women. You will be
of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
$25 wages / $15 concession – includes snacks.
Friday 7 May 2010.Please include payment.
Send your booking to WEL NSW 66 Albion St Surry Hills NSW 2010 or
Contact the WEL office: 9212.4374 or email:email@example.com
. Click here for the booking form or visit
WEL's website http://welnsw.org.au
26 May 2010, Wednesday 12pm
18th Jean Arnot Memorial Luncheon
The Strangers’ Dining Room, Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Guest of Honour: Her Excellency, Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO,
Governor of NSW
National Council of Women of NSW, and The Australian Federation of Business
and Professional Women invite you to join them as they acknowledge Miss
Arnot’s dedication to the advancement of women, through her work
for equal pay for equal work, and also to honour other women, now in
their 90’s who have also worked for women in their communities. Click here for details and registration, $70pp.
volunteer opportunity for lawyers
Australian Business Volunteers (ABV) is currently searching for
candidates with 5-10 years professional law experience to travel to Fiji
for 8 weeks. Our preference is for the volunteer to depart on or before
30 June 2010, however, this is not mandatory.
The purpose of the trip is
to mentor staff within the Fiji Public Trustee Corporation Limited of Suva on Estate
and Trust Administration. The candidate will required to be qualified
in estate and trust management, investment, business management and
estate laws. ABV will cover the cost
of all travel, accommodation, medical expenses, and pay a living
ABV is a not-for-profit international development agency and registered
charity. Operating since 1981, we contribute towards the reduction of
poverty by increasing the capacity and skill-base within developing
communities throughout the Asia Pacific. We would greatly appreciate
your help in passing details of this opportunity to individuals within
your network and assisting us with this worthwhile and important work.
On request, a document containing additional information on the project
and client can be sent out. Please contact Kate Lyell, Volunteer
Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
on behalf of email@example.com
or call 02 6285 1686. For more information on ABV and its work, please
Are you embarking on a wardrobe clean-out?
If you are, then Fitted for Work needs you...and your clothes!
Fitted for Work,
which started in Melbourne
in 2005, is the first national service committed to
helping long term unemployed and disadvantaged women obtain work,
maintain employment and ultimately achieve financial independence. We do
this by offering business clothing (including a fitting service), as
well as presentation and interview skills sessions to assist
women on their path to self sufficiency.
We are pleased to
announce that we are launching our service in Sydney, and need clothes to fill our
new boutique. As we dress women for the workplace, we require lightly
used professional clothing for all seasons, accessories and make-up for
women of all shapes, sizes and ages. Please note that donated items do
not need to be from expensive clothing labels. They simply need to be
clean and interview appropriate.
location for our new boutique is currently being finalised - if you
do have clothes which you are willing to donate please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 0411 844 690 to arrange to have clothing
collected. Also, please feel free to pass this onto family and friends. If you would like to know more
about Fitted for Work and how you can get involved, please click here.
Paid Parental Leave
Petition: to be returned by 26 May
The ACTU is encouraging individuals and organisations to collect
signatures on the attached form over the next four weeks,
in order to make it clear that the general public expects a fully
operational Paid Parental Leave scheme to be up and running by 1 January
2011. The ACTU proposes to present a petition to the federal Parliament
in early June. All signatures must be originals and not copies. Forms
should be posted by 26 May to Giulia Baggio at the ACTU, Level 6, 365 Queen Street, Melbourne, 3000. Giulia can be contacted
on 0409 141 038.
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
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