Dear Members and Friends,
Happy new year! On behalf of the Executive, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best as you pursue each and every opportunity, challenge and endeavour that 2017 has to offer.
We can think of no better way to start the new year than with the swearing in of the Honourable Justice Susan Kiefel AC as the first female Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia on 30 January 2017. We again congratulate Justice Kiefel and look forward to hearing Her Honour speak at our Awards Gala Presentation Dinner on 11 August 2017 at the Grand Ballroom, Doltone House Hyde Park, Sydney.
The 2017 NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards will be officially launched at our 2017 Launch Cocktails on 16 February 2017 at the Union, University & Schools Club Sydney. We are delighted to be joined by guest speaker, Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission and look forward to discussing her brilliant insights with you there.
Nominations for the 2017 NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards will officially open at the 2017 Launch Cocktails and we invite you to nominate your exceptional colleagues. Nominations will be sought for the following categories:
Change Champion of the Year
Outstanding Law Firm of the Year
Woman Lawyer of the Year, sponsored by Thomson Reuters
Barrister of the Year
Private Practice Lawyer of the Year
Corporate Counsel of the Year, sponsored by Thomson Reuters
Community Lawyer or Academic of the Year, sponsored by Department of Justice
Mentor of the Year
Rising Star of the Year
For full details of the categories and criteria for the 2017 NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards, please click here for the Nomination Form. We also invite you to consider sponsorship of the Awards at this prestigious event: Please click here for the Awards Sponsorship Proposal.
As always, we will be working hard to represent and collaborate with you to develop a more inclusive and flexible legal profession that promotes continuous development, excellence and careers that are fully realised and satisfying. To that end, we will continue to bring you inspiring speakers and events and urge you also to seize opportunities to become involved with our subcommittees and the research and policy work we intend to conduct this year. Together we can shatter all ceilings and break free from sticky floors.