‘Adoption & Parental Responsibilities’ Penrith Chapter Networking Lunch

Guest Speaker: Nicole Smith, Senior Solicitor & Accredited Specialist in Family Law at Rafton Family Lawyers. Nicole is preparing a paper for a conference in Vietnam on Adoption and Surrogacy issues in Australia.  She will be talking to us about advising clients on adoptions, whether they should pursue a traditional adoption or parental responsibility orders from the Family Court.  She will talk to us about three cases that she has dealt with herself involving different forms of adoptions.

DATE/TIME: 13 September 2018 1pm
LOCATION: The Coffee Club, 78 – 88 Tench Ave – Penrith

‘Law Cover and Risk Management’, Wollongong

Guest Speaker: Jen McMillan, Legal Practice Consultant with Lawcover

Lawcover and Risk Management
– What is and isn’t covered by the Lawcover Policy
– Claims – general trends, underlying causes and emerging risks
– Tips for managing risk in practice

Join us for a networking lunch on a relevant topic, with discussion and networking.

DATE/TIME: 14 September 2018 12.30pm
LOCATION: Centro CBD, 28 Stewart Street, Wollongong

The Janet Coombs Lunch for New Female Barristers

Hosted by the Women Barristers Forum & WLANSW

Please join us and distinguished guests for our biannual lunch and meet the new women at the bar.

Bookings are essential to ensure adequate seating and catering. Limited places so please book early and RSVP by 12th September latest.

DATE/TIME: 14 September 2018   1pm
LOCATION: The Women’s Club, Level 4, 179 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Newcastle ‘Sexual Harassment in the workplace – know your rights’

Guest Speakers: Kate Eastman SC, New Chambers & Alex Grayson, Principal at Maurice Blackburn

The event aims to address the important issues facing people in the workplace. There will be a presentation by our esteemed panel on the topics of:
·        What is sexual harassment?
·        What are the responsibilities of  firms; and
·        What remedies are available?

DATE/TIME: 18 September 2018 5.30pm
LOCATION: Newcastle Club, 40 Newcomen St, Newcastle

‘First 100 Years’ of Women in Law

Guest Speakers:  The Honourable Justice Virginia Bell AC & Anne McLeod

Women Lawyers Association New South Wales, in partnership with the Jessie Street National Women’s Library, is proud to present an evening with the Honourable Justice Virginia Bell AC and author Anne McLeod, examining the events that surrounded the passing of the Women’s Legal Status Act 1918 (NSW), and the remarkable story of Marie Byles, first female solicitor to practise in New South Wales.

DATE/TIME:  27 September 2018   5.30pm
LOCATION: Union University & Schools Club, 25 Bent St, Sydney



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Holly Lam, President WLANSW – Awards Dinner opening address

‘I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do’. We are here tonight to celebrate those extraordinary Awards nominees who have, in the words of HAL, put themselves to the fullest possible use.  Each of the nominees have demonstrated hard work, … Read Full Story


Penrith Networking Lunch, 22 August 2018

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2018 WLANSW SubCommittees. Get involved!

Please contact our office for further details if you would like to contribute and get involved. SubCommittee meetings are held in the Sydney CBD except for regional chapters.
– Workplace Practices
– Events
– Diversity
– Welcome to the Law
– Communication
– Newcastle Chapter
– Wollongong Chapter

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Charter for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession

The Charter is designed to promote and support strategies to retain women in the profession over the course of their careers and encourage and promote their career progression into senior executive and management positions. Click here for more details and to sign up.

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The Women Lawyer’s Association of NSW is on social media! Join us!

Join us on social media networks to stay engaged with our members, and informed of upcoming events and news.

Connect with us on: LinkedIn – Twitter –  Facebook – Blog


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Registered Charity Tick

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has developed the Tick of Charity Registration (the Registered Charity Tick) for registered charities to show the public that they are registered with the ACNC. The Registered Charity Tick aims to give reassurance to the public that registered charities are transparent and accountable by highlighting their presence on the ACNC Charity Register.  Please click here for the ACNC registration details of the Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW Inc.

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Diversity and Equality Charter

LawCouncil_Diversity_Equality_logoDiverse and inclusive legal workplaces help to build a strong and respected legal profession. A major step towards this goal has been the development of a Diversity and Equality Charter, which organisations now have the opportunity to adopt. We encourage you to join us in supporting and adopting the Charter. Please click here for further information

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