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

Women Lawyers Association of NSW

05 March 2010

Dear Members & Colleagues

After five years our administrative office is moving and we have new postal, phone and fax contact details which are effective immediately as below. Please note that we will be closing our DX Box. Could you please distribute this to your accounts payable departments and any other relevant contacts. Our email remains the same as does our website.

We are moving! New contact details effective now!
Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales Inc.
PO Box R1120 NSW 1225
Ph: 0466 157 087 Fax: 1300 332 183

We invite you to join us for networking cocktails on Thursday 25th March, hosted by Blake Dawson at 5.30 for 6pm presentation by award-winning journalist, author and AFR BOSS Deputy Editor, Catherine Fox, as she discusses ‘Women and the Workplace: the myths that hamper”. Details and registration below.

Please visit our 2010 Event Schedule to view details of upcoming events. If you are interested in attending the Australia Women Lawyers 3rd National Conference which will be held in Brisbane 6-8 August, please visit

If you would like to read the latest edition of the Australia Women Lawyers newsletter Themis, please click for the latest edition of Themis.

Finally, I would like to encourage all of you to enjoy and celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March 2010.

Kind regards,
Mary Snell

Blake Dawson'Women and the workplace: the myths that hamper'

Guest speaker: Catherine Fox, Deputy Editor AFR BOSS

Proudly hosted by
Blake Dawson

5.30 for 6.00pm-7.30pm Thursday 25th March 2010
Level 36 Grosvenor Place, 225 George Street, Sydney

All these years after the introduction of sex discrimination legislation we still find many Australian women marginalised and on lower pay than their males colleagues. There are a number of corrosive stereotypes and assumptions that prevent women's progress in the workplace including those in the domestic and caring realms. These have a serious impact on women’s careers - whether they have children or not. If these stereotypes are to be addressed we need to unpick the main myths and analyse the latest gender research to look more closely at what happens in organisations, government policy and in our homes. There is no simple solution but change on all fronts is critical if we are to see a real shift in the next generation of leaders in Australian business, government and the professions.
$35 members, $45 non-members includes refreshments. Click here for details and registration.




Proudly sponsored by the Trust Company, Women in Banking and Finance Inc. & the Financial Planning Association
invite you to join them for a Networking Drinks Event

"Financial Planning influencing generations"

6pm for 6.15pm – 8 pm

Thursday 18th March
The Royal Exchange of Sydney
1 Gresham Street, Sydney

Guest Speakers:
Justin Hooper, Managing Director & Financial Strategist at Sentinel Wealth
and Guy Thornycroft from Estplan

$45pp includes, drinks and canapés.
Click here for further details and registration.

The Australian Government and Rio Tinto are once again offering two scholarships to lawyers currently working or interested in working at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs) or Native Title Service Providers (NTSPs). 
Successful candidates will undertake a one-year Master of Laws (LLM) in Mineral Law and Policy at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee and must commit to work within an NTRB or NTSP for a minimum period of two years upon their return. 
Candidates must be Australian citizens or permanent residents and reside in Australia and there is no age restriction for applicants.
FaHCSIA also provides an additional AU$15,000 towards the living expenses of those recipients of the scholarship who are working within the NTRB system at the time they receive the scholarship.
Further information can be found at:
For further information on the LLM in Mineral Law and Policy Program please visit:

Applications close Friday 19th March, 2010.  The program commences in September 2010.


your invitation to a special pre-release screening 16 March, 6.30pm at Dendy Quays

Movies Women Lawyers


10 Double Passes for advance screenings of WELCOME
across the weekend of March 26-28

Email: with the subject heading ‘Welcome’ to go in the draw to win a double pass. Only winners will be contacted. One of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful French films of the past year, WELCOME is the new drama from writer/director Philippe Lioret about the hope of new beginnings and the power of true love. After premiering to acclaim and two prizes at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival, WELCOME went on to receive the prestigious Lux Prize for Cinema by the European Parliament and the Lumiere Award for Best Film, along with an astonishing ten César (French Oscar) nominations. WELCOME is an absorbing and emotional masterwork which speaks not only of one of the most important social issues of our time, but also of the enduring indomitable nature of the human spirit. In cinemas 1 April , you can watch the trailer at

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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