Latest Message from the President

Dear Members and Friends,

Happy new year! I hope your holidays have been wonderful and that your new year is off to a great start.

We’re launching this year’s program at 6pm on 22 February 2018 with our signature biennial event Celebrating Women in the Judiciary’ with guest speaker, The Honourable Justice Virginia Bell AC of the High Court of Australia at the Union University & Schools Club Sydney.  Registrations are now open and I encourage you to book early as tickets are sure to sell out quickly.

It’s shaping up to an exciting year with the First 100 Years festivities celebrating the centenary of the Women’s Legal Status Act of 1918 and the achievements of all the trailblazing women in NSW law.  We are also thrilled to partner with Australian Women Lawyers to host the Australian Women Lawyers 7th National Conference at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth on 26 to 28 August.

Once again, we will partner with the teams behind the General Counsel Summit hosted at the Swissotel on 1 to 2 May and also the World Business Forum hosted at The Star on 30 to 31 May.  As a result of these partnerships, we will be able to offer you a 10% discount on your bookings to both of these inspiring events.  Further details are noted below and online.

The Executive Committee are gearing up for our annual Strategic Planning meeting with many exciting plans already in the pipeline for the year.  As always, we remain focused on exploring ways to increase our engagement with you so that we may be an effective voice for all women in the NSW legal profession.

If you aren’t already a member and this is your year for making a change to the NSW legal profession, take advantage of our half year membership rates which are now available.  If you are a member already, contact us about the difference you want to see and make your voice heard.

Cheers to an exciting new year and all the fantastic things to come!

Holly Lam, President

Upcoming Events

Celebrating Women in the Judiciary’ with guest speaker, The Honourable Justice Virginia Bell AC of the High Court of Australia.  6pm Thursday 22nd February 2018 at the Union University & Schools Club Sydney. Registration is now open.



International Women’s Day Lunch 12.30pm Thursday 8th March 2018 at the Palace Chinese Restaurant, Sydney CBD. Come celebrate International Women’s Day with us and in so doing you will be helping to raise funds for women and girls in Nepal as part of the UN Women Trek for Rights initiative.


Celebrating its 5th year, the General Counsel Summit is the most senior and significant gathering of in-house legal professionals in Australia. WLANSW is partnering with the event and offer 10% discount with our promo code WL10. Please note Early Bird rate closes 23rd March.


WLANSW are proud to offer 10% off World Business Forum Sydney tickets. Register today using promo code WLA10  at the checkout, and it will apply a 10% discount to the public rates at the time of purchase. Note that the Early Bird rate closes 16th February – save from $400!


PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER & TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST . Please click here to download the Sponsorship Proposal.

Please visit our Event Calendar for further details as confirmed and events are open for registration.