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

Women Lawyers Association of 

22 July 2010

Dear Members & Colleagues

Further to our previous invitation to our biennial signature event Celebrating Women in the Judiciary on 29th July we are delighted that owing to a number of further appointments to the bench this month, that we will be able to congratulate several additional appointees. Our keynote speaker Prof Rosalind Croucher, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, will be joined by our Patron The Hon Justice Jane Matthews AO and distinguished guests. We do hope that you can join us. Please see below for further information and registration.

I look forward to seeing you on 29th July.

Kind regards,
Mary Snell

Women Lawyers Association of 
Law Society of New South Wales 
principal sponsors


29 July, Thursday 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Champagne Glass Celebrating Women in the Judiciary
Union, University & Schools Club of Sydney, 25 Bent Street, Sydney

It is with great pleasure that we acknowledge the achievements of women in law and the following appointments to the bench in the last two years in NSW.  

       Justice Virginia Bell, High Court of Australia

       Justice Anna Katzmann SC, Federal Court of Australia

       Justice Anne Ainslie-Wallace, Family Court of Australia

       Justice Margaret Cleary, Family Court of Australia

       Justice Julie Ward, Supreme Court of NSW

       Justice Monika Schmidt, Supreme Court of NSW

       Justice Rachel Pepper, Land & Environment Court of NSW

       Judge Helen Syme, District Court of NSW

       Judge Laura Wells SC, District Court of NSW

       Federal Magistrate Judith Walker

       Deputy Chief Magistrate Jane Culver

       Magistrate Jennifer Atkinson

       Magistrate Susan Duncombe

       Magistrate Harriet Grahame

       Magistrate Estelle Hawdon

       Magistrate Susan McGowan

       Magistrate Susan McIntyre

       Magistrate Teresa O’Sullivan

       Magistrate Elizabeth Ryan

       Magistrate Ellen Skinner

Please join us and distinguished guests in celebrating the achievements of these women in the judiciary.

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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