NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards 2019

Our Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of outstanding women lawyers, mentors and firms that have achieved excellence in their area of practice and helped create opportunities for women in the law.

We have Award sponsorship opportunities available, including sponsoring an award, with the majority already confirmed.  Please contact us to secure your sponsorship preference and VIP complimentary table of ten to the Gala Presentation Dinner. Please visit our 2019 Awards page for details.

The NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards Gala Presentation Dinner Friday 23rd August, bookings are openclick here to book now! Tickets sold out last Awards so please book early to avoid disappointment.

‘What the Cult of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Means for the Future of Feminism, Judicial Decision-Making and Legitimacy of the Courts’

Guest speakers: Professor Renee Knake & Dr Kcasey McLoughlin
5.30pm Wednesday 3rd July at The Newcastle Club

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s status as a global cultural icon is unparalleled. The subject of the acclaimed documentary RBG and the Hollywood film On the Basis of Sex, her image graces coffee mugs, t-shirts, tattoos, and even closet air fresheners. She is widely-known not as Justice Ginsberg, but as the Notorious RBG, a title drawn from the rapper Biggie Smalls’ nickname Notorious B.I.G. Based on high-demand, the clothing store Banana Republic reissued a specially designed necklace styled after the collars she wears when delivering a dissent. The beer company Sam Adams crafted a beer in her honor, “When there are Nine.” This paper examines why Ginsburg is the only justice in the world to ever achieve such cult-like fame, and what her status means for judicial decision-making, the legitimacy of courts, and the future of feminism. Drawing upon their award-winning scholarship examining the media’s depiction of supreme court nominees and the self-fashioning of women judges in their speeches and portraits, Renee Knake and Kcasey McLoughlin explore RBG’s place in history both as a justice and as a feminist in a world that increasingly resists the very rights for women she devoted her career to pursuing.

‘Christmas in July’ Networking Cocktails

5.30pm Thursday 11th July at Wollongong Golf Club

Join us and our guest speaker, Dr Anne Hollingworth who will discuss ‘self-care, self-protection, stress management and establishing a support network with colleagues’.

Anne is a clinical and forensic psychologist with 40 years experience. Working as a child, marital and family therapist, the last 20 years was devoted to writing forensic reports for Anne – medico legal as well as Family and Children’s Courts.

Tickets $15 Members & $20 Guests include canapes; purchase your own drinks.

RSVP by 4 July.


2019 – Save the dates!

Planning is well underway for 2019 – watch this space and ensure you are on our mailing list.

Tuesday 30th July – ‘Voice Coaching’ hosted by Ashurst.

Friday 20 September –  The Janet Coombs Lunch for New Female Barristers hosted by WBF & WLANSW, 1-2pm at the Law Society of NSW




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2019 WLANSW SubCommittees. Get involved!

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– Newcastle Chapter
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– Penrith Chapter

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