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

Women Lawyers Association of 

21 September 2010

Dear Members & Colleagues

We are delighted to welcome The Honourable Justice Rachel Pepper as guest speaker at our industry forum The Contribution of women to Environmental Law in Australia hosted by Martin Place Chambers on 29 September. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Please visit our 2010 Event Schedule to view details of other upcoming events.

Thank you to members that have renewed or upgraded their membership to Corporate Membership, and a warm welcome to our new members. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and invite members to renew if they have not done so already. If you are not already a member, please consider the benefits of joining, and contributing to the next generation of women lawyers. Click here for the Membership Form. If you are unsure about your membership status or require further information, please contact our Executive Officer, Kathryn McKenzie, on 0466 157 087 or at

The spring weather has also seen a surge in the social calendar and we hope you enjoy some of the offerings.

Kind regards,
Mary Snell

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

29 September, Wednesday 5:30 PM — 7:30 PM
The Contribution of women to Environmental Law in Australia

Guest Speaker: The Honourable Justice Rachel Pepper

Proudly hosted by Martin Place Chambers, Level 6, Reserve Bank Building, 65 Martin Place, Sydney

Lawyers and members practising in Environmental Law are invited to an evening of networking with colleagues at Martin Place Chambers to hear our guest speaker, Justice Pepper of the Land and Environment Court of NSW speak about the contribution of women to Environmental Law in Australia.

Light refreshments provided; no charge; bookings essential to:

Please download the flyer for further information and registration form.


22 October, Friday 12:45 PM — 2:00 PM
Meet the New Women at the Bar - Female Bar Readers Welcome & Networking Lunch
Hosted by the Women Barristers Forum & WLANSW
Buena Vista Cafe & Bar, Level 14, Supreme Law Courts Building, 184 Phillip St, Sydney

Please join us and distinguished guests for our biannual lunch. No charge; non-reader attendees pay for own lunch.
Please register your attendance to ensure adequate seating and prompt service.





Please find below an invitation for you and a guest to attend a special advance preview screening of the film, THE TREE

Hoyts Entertainment Quarter, Wednesday, September 22 at 6:45pm

Email Tamara at Pop Culture if you would like to attend – limited seating.



A Julie Bertuccelli film


Starring: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marton Csokas, Aden Young & introducing Morgana Davies

*Closing Night Film, Cannes Film Festival 2010*(where it received a standing ovation)

*Official Competition, Sydney Film Festival 2010*


After the sudden death of her father, 8-year-old Simone shares a secret with her mother Dawn. She’s convinced her father speaks to her through the leaves of her favourite tree and he’s come back to protect them. But the new bond between mother and daughter is threatened when Dawn starts a relationship with George, the plumber, called in to remove the tree’s troublesome roots. As the branches of the tree start to infiltrate the house, the family is forced to make an agonising decision. But have they left it too late? In cinemas nationally September 30


SUMMER CODA is a romantic drama starring Rachael Taylor, Alex Dimitriades, Susie Porter, Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Angus Sampson & Jacki Weaver and is the feature film debut from writer,director Richard Gray.

Email with the subject heading ‘SUMMER’ to go in the draw to win a sneak preview pass valid from Friday October 15 - Sunday October 17. Only winners will be contacted.

Hitchhiking home to a family she's never known, Heidi (Rachael Taylor) meets Michael (Alex Dimitriades).In the stunning orange groves and river country of Mildura, they embark on an unexpected adventure, discovering that their secrets and lives may be better shared. Closure is just the beginning.In cinemas nationally October 21 


Financial Review International Dispute Resolution Conference 2010, 15 October 2010
Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney,199 George St, Sydney NSW 2000 (02) 9250 3100

The Financial Review International Dispute Resolution Conference 2010 will bring together litigators, in-house legal counsel, plus executives from the large corporates to debate the benefits and challenges of dispute resolution. The attendees will hear from judicial leaders, arbitration specialists and users of mediation. The conference will feature case studies, offer practical information and networking opportunities for delegates and speakers.

Registration: 8:00am – 8.30am; Start 8.30am – finish: 17:15pm;Networking Drinks: 17:15pm– 18:15pm

Full Price: $1248.50 inc. GST EarlyBird: $979.00 inc. GST (Before 1 October, 2010)
For special student rate of $543.00 please contact Helena Mikhailova on 02-9282 3301 or
Please visit the website for further pricing and information or call 1800 032 577.

Sydney Dance Company ticket offer – SAVE $10 off Ares tickets

Experience Sydney Dance Company performing a program of passion, virtuosity and versatility.

New Creations 2 features the Australian premiere of two award-winning works by artistic director and resident choreographer Rafael Bonachela: ‘Irony Of Fate’—a solo work created for and danced here for the final time by Amy Hollingsworth and ‘Soledad’—an intimate and intense duet. These will be performed alongside a world premiere by renowned Israeli choreographer Emanuel Gat created especially for Sydney Dance Company.

Experience three exciting dance works never before seen in Australia, from two of the world’s leading choreographers, performed by a unique company of exquisite dancers.




When booking please quote SDCFRIENDS

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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