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

Women Lawyers Association of NSW

09 February 2010

Dear Members & Colleagues

We hope you enjoyed the summer break and festive season. The end of 2009 brought welcome news for a number of our members who we congratulate on their appointments: Mary Macken as incoming President of The Law Society of NSW, Anna Katzmann SC as judge to the Federal Court of Australia, and Prof Rosalind Croucher as the new ALRC President.

We invite you to join us for networking cocktails on Tuesday 23rd February at The Law Society of NSW at 5.30 for 6pm presentation ‘Style Express’, details and registration below.

Please visit our 2010 Event Schedule to view details as we firm up a number of events already in the planning, including our biennial ‘Celebrating Women in the Judiciary’ on 29th July.

The Australia Women Lawyers 3rd National Conference 6-8 August in Brisbane is now open – register by 26 February for the advance price! Click here for details or online at

We look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

Kind regards,
Mary Snell

Style Express

‘Style Express’ Networking Cocktail Event
Something different. Something special.
Something for you!

Spice up YOUR day by learning powerful SKILLS
enhancing your professional presence and entice your personal brand.

Fast Facts: Fun, Educational, Inspirational
Sneak Peak: Colour, Style, Hair, Accessories, Fashion, Clothing, Personality

5.30 for 6.00pm-7.30pm Tuesday 23rd February 2010
The Law Society of NSW
Level 9, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney

Looking great at any age is all about feeling good about yourself and letting your natural confidence shine through. In this fun and practical session, style & image expert Elena Reed, will entice your senses with bold ideas and curatorial perspective into how you can use your natural assets to gain more presence, hence more confidence.
$25 Members/$30 Non-Member includes refreshments. Click here for further details and registration.




2010 Children’s Law Awards
Organised by the National Children’s Youth and Law Centre (NCYLC) and Mallesons Stephen Jaques, the Awards will be presented by the Attorney General, The Honourable Robert McClelland MP, on Friday 16 April 2010. The Awards recognise and reward the achievements and commitment of individuals and organisations who advance the legal rights and interests of children and young people in Australia. The Awards will also raise awareness of the legal issues and questions affecting children and young people in Australia today. Nominations close on Friday 19th February. For more information on the awards, or to download a nomination form, visit


UNIFEM Australia Sydney International Women's Day Breakfast

Friday, March 5th 2010, 7 AM - 8:50 AM
Bayside Grand Hall, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour

Guest Speaker: Dr. Rose Evaster-Aderolili plus, MC: Geraldine Doogue, ABC Journalist
Dr Rose Aderolili was born in Uganda into a polygamous family with nineteen children and three mothers. She has extensive work experience in the areas of economic and social development. She started her career as an economist at the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development and Uganda and later worked as the Economic Attached at the Ugandan Embassy in Brussels. She has worked extensively with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and is currently the Chief of the Human and Social Development Section where she is the chief advisor to fifty-three member states. She has worked extensively to improve the status of women throughout Africa. Prices: $60 – Individual,  $45 - Full Time Student, $ 1,300 - Corporate Table of 10.
Purchase online at

6.30 FOR 7.00, The Stranger’s Dining Room COST $95.00 per person
Guest Speaker: Angela Cattearns ABC Broadcaster and Social Commentator

You are invited to this wonderful celebration to participate in the inaugural awards to women in our community.
Please click here for further details and registration.

Torn apart by the shattering impact of the death of his long-time lover, college professor George Falconer (Colin Firth) experiences the most transformative day of his life, blending past and present, desire and despair, and discovering that love persists even after the object of love is gone. Set in a sun-drenched 1960s California coastal canyon, featuring revealing performances by Julianne Moore and Matthew Goode, A SINGLE MAN marks the breakthrough directorial debut of internationally influential American fashion icon Tom Ford. Targeting indelible images of love, loss and rebirth, the film is a personal testament, filled with deep emotional resonance.
Best Actor – Colin Firth – 2009 Venice Film Festival, Nominated for Best Actor (Colin Firth) – 2010 Academy Awards Releasing in cinemas February 25
Email: with the subject heading ‘Single Man’ to go in the draw to win a double pass. Only winners will be contacted.

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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