Latest Message from the President

Dear Members and Friends,

We are deeply appreciative of your overwhelming support for our 2017 NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards and have been absolutely blown away by the flood of nominations received!

The winners of the following Award categories will be announced at the Awards Gala Presentation Dinner with the Honourable Chief Justice Susan Kiefel AC of the High Court of Australia as our guest speaker on Friday, 11 August 2017:

Change Champion of the Year, sponsored by The College of Law 
Outstanding Law Firm of the Year, sponsored by Watts McCray Lawyers 
Woman Lawyer of the Year, sponsored by Thomson Reuters
Barrister of the Year, sponsored by Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers 
Private Practice Lawyer of the Year, sponsored by the Law Society of NSW
Corporate Counsel of the Year, sponsored by Thomson Reuters 
Community Lawyer or Academic of the Yearsponsored by Department of  Justice
Mentor of the Year, sponsored by Bartier Perry
Rising Star of the Year, sponsored by UNSW Law – Continuing Legal Education

Tickets and tables for the Awards Gala Presentation Dinner are selling fast! As this event will book out, I encourage you to secure your seat now to avoid disappointment.

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We are delighted to have heard from such inspiring speakers at our well attended Law Week and May events. Please visit our Photo Gallery to view the events and further details.

Our program for the rest of 2017 is being finalised, and registration is now open for Thursday 13th July: Panel discussion -Law & Technology!  hosted by Gilbert + Tobin at 5.30pm

Please ensure that you are signed up to our enews and social media platforms for the latest updates, events and news and share with your friends and colleagues.  Please note – we have a new LinkedIn company page, so please click here to join the conversation!

Lastly, don’t forget to renew your membership as we launch into the new financial year.  If you are not yet a member, now is the perfect time to take up membership and become a part of supporting women in law and the greater legal community. You have a voice so join us in using it!

Kind regards





Holly Lam

Upcoming Events

Thursday 22nd June: ‘Stop fixing women’ book launch with Catherine Fox (pictured), hosted by TressCox 5.30pm Millions of words have been spent in our quest to explain men’s seemingly never-ending dominance in boardrooms, in parliaments, in the bureaucracy and in almost every workplace. So why is gender inequality still such a pressing issue?  Award-winning journalist and author, Catherine Fox does more than identify and analyse the nature of the problem. Special offer for attendees ‘Stop fixing women’ book only $20. 

Thursday 13th July, hosted by Gilbert + Tobin 5.30pm: Panel discussion -Law & Technology!  Pannelists: Danny Gilbert AM, Chair, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Gilbert + Tobin & Dr Philippa Ryan, Barrister & Lecturer , University of Technology Sydney. MC: Guy Betar, Partner, Salvos Legal. Join us for a forward looking session on the future of the law and new technologies – how is technology changing law; should we be concerned about these changes, or are they opportunities; will these changes affect access to justice; do students need to complement their law degree with study in IT, and what about practitioners?

11th August 2017
NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards 2017
Gala Presentation Dinner
Guest speaker for the  dinner is  The Hon Chief Justice Susan Kiefel AC, High Court of Australia and will be held at the Grand Ballroom, Doltone House Hyde Park, Sydney. Registration is open and well over half already sold.  Please click here for further details of the Awards.

Please visit our Event Calendar for further details and registration.