NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards 2019 – Finalists announced!

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.

Congratulations to all of the Finalists! 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.

Surviving and Thriving in Law – Making the Move!

7:15am – 8:30am Thursday, 1 August 2019
Proudly hosted by Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers
Level 20, St James Centre, 111 Elizabeth Street Sydney

Law attracts a number of women looking to make the move into law either as a completely new experience or as an extension or variation in the role they currently perform. This seminar is a discussion about finding the place to start your journey, how to swap into or add another area of law to your practice and how to utilise a law degree in different ways.

How to change your career to and within law when you have no idea – questions and answers.

Madeleine Bridgett, Barrister, 6 St James Hall Chambers
Catherine Hamilton-Jewell , Barrister, 8 Selborne Chambers
Anna Patty, Journalist
Teresa Cleary, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)

Cost: $30.00 includes gst. A light breakfast is provided.

‘Women, Power and Voice’ with Lucy Cornell

5 for 5:30-7.30pm Workshop followed by Networking Tuesday 30th July
Proudly hosted by Ashurst

Lucy Cornell is an international keynote speaker on the innate persuasive power of the human voice. She leads an international voice and performance coaching team for advocacy courses run by the Australian Bar Association and the General Council of the Bar of South Africa. Her corporate clientele range from CEOs and senior executives of blue chip companies such as McKinsey, IBM, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and Macquarie Bank to politicians, barristers and lawyers.

Lucy Cornell has been empowering women’s voices in business and at the workplace for 15 years. Although many organisations have established women’s initiatives, Lucy’s experience is that women are still battling to have their voice heard at the table.

Members $45; Student Members $35;Non-Members $55; Student Non-Members $40 Includes GST and refreshments; All welcome including males and non-lawyers.


Welcome to the Law – Surviving and Thriving in Law!

A five part seminar series for law students and newly admitted solicitors (0-4 PAE)
$30 per seminar or $120 ($100 Students) for all 5 seminars; includes gst & refreshments

Seminar 1: ‘Things I wish I had known – tips, tricks & insider knowledge’ Thursday, 18 July 2019, 5:45pm-8pm

Seminar 2: ‘Pleadings: Performing on Paper and in Court – written advocacy, court & tribunal etiquette’ Thursday, 15 August 2019, 6.15pm-8.30pm

Seminar 3: ‘Me Inc – Building Your B rand: mentorship, networking and Marketing’ Thursday, 29 August 2019, 5.45pm-8pm

Seminar 4: ‘Survivor – emotional intelligence, resilience and dealing with difficult people’ Thursday, 12 September 2019, 5.45pm-8pm

Seminar 5: Networking ‘trivia/social night’ Thursday, 26 September 2019, 5.45pm-8pm


2019 – Save the dates!

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

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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Legal profession adopts targets to help erode gender bias

by Sue Gilchrist and Courtney Robertson and Larissa Andelman

Women make up the majority of the legal profession and for the past 20 years have been consistently entering it at a higher rate than men.


‘Christmas in July’ with guest speaker Dr Anne Hollingworth 11 July 2019

‘Self-care, self-protection, stress management and establishing a support network with colleagues’ Please click here for the event details. Please click on below from the presentation. DECISION-MAKING GRIDS MASTERY OVER THE … Read Full Story

2019 WLANSW SubCommittees. Get involved!

Please contact our office for further details if you would like to contribute and get involved.
– Workplace Practices
– Events
– Diversity
– Welcome to the Law
– Communication
– Newcastle Chapter
– Wollongong Chapter
– Penrith 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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