Latest Message from the President

Dear Members and Friends,

The 2017 NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards & Program was officially launched at our Launch Cocktail Event on 16 February 2017, with guest speaker, Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. I had the pleasure of announcing the 2017 sub-committees, projects, program and theme of ‘Tomorrow’s Leaders”, and introducing our guest speaker, and my personal hero,  Prof  Gillian Triggs, who provided an inspiring, entertaining and insightful address. Please click here to view the photo gallery from the event, and click here to view and listen to the video.

Nominations for the 2017 NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards are officially open! We invite you to nominate your exceptional colleagues.  Click here to nominate online or download the Nomination Form.

This year 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 Yearsponsored by Department of Justice
Mentor of the Year
Rising Star of the Year, sponsored by UNSW Law – Continuing Legal Education

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.

The Honourable Chief Justice Susan Kiefel AC of the High Court of Australia, will be the guest speaker at our Awards Gala Presentation Dinner on 11 August 2017 at the Grand Ballroom, Doltone House Hyde Park, Sydney. A Life Achievement award will also be presented and Life Membership honours announced. Please click here to download the event flyer and registration form, or click here to book online. 

We look forward to receiving your nominations by 31st May 2017, and your support for our biennial NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards. We also encourage you to book early for the Awards Presentation Dinner as tickets are limited, and registration is now open.

Kind regards






Holly Lam




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Upcoming Events

Panel discussion -Rising Stars! 5.30pm Thursday 30th March, hosted by Mills Oakley LawyersGuest Speakers: Marina Brizar, Head of Corporate, Playfair Visa & Migration Services; Renée Bianchi, Barrister, 13 St James Hall Chambers; Emile McPhee, Lawyer, McCullough Robertson Lawyers
The Women Lawyer’s Association of NSW in association with  NSW Young Lawyers, invite you to join us to hear from this impressive and accomplished panel of  lawyers as they share their experiences in the legal sector and the broader community, and how their contributions make a difference. 

Newcastle Leadership Lunch Series with guest speaker Prof Tania Sourdin,  Dean of Newcastle Law School “Leadership in law in a time of change”, 12,30pm Friday 31st March at Cirque Cafe & Restaurant, Newcastle. FREE event – bookings essential.

SAVE THE DATE! 11th August 2017! NSW WOMEN LAWYERS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2017. Guest speaker for the Awards Gala Presentation Dinner is confirmed as The Hon Chief Justice Susan Kiefel AC, High Court of Australia and will be held at the Grand Ballroom, Doltone House Hyde Park, Sydney. and registration is now open.  Please click here for further details of the Awards.

Please visit our Event Calendar for further details and registration.

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