Latest Message from the President

Dear Members and Friends,

I hope that your new year is off to a great start.

We launched this year’s program 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.  It was a sold out event and you can view the photo gallery here.

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 online.

The Executive Committee met for our annual Strategic Planning meeting and many exciting plans are 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  year and all the fantastic things to come!

Holly Lam, President

Upcoming Events

I’m a Lawyer! Now What? ‘Welcome to the Law’ 5-week seminar program for junior lawyers. 5:45pm – 8pm, Thursday 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 May.
Seminar 1: Survivor – How Emotional Intelligence Keeps You in the Game; Seminar 2: Finding Your Oprah – The Benefits of Mentoring & Sponsorship;
Seminar 3: How to Please the Court – A Practice Note on Court and Tribunal Etiquette; Seminar 4: How to Be Great and Not Grate – Things I Wish I Had Known; Seminar 5: Me Inc – Build Your Brand

NSW Young Lawyers and Women Lawyers Association of NSW are proud to be co-hosting an event on the topic of sexual harassment in the workplace.The Law Council of Australia’s National Attrition and Re-Engagement Study Report (NARS), published in 2014 identified that half of all women lawyers reported experiencing discrimination due to their gender and that one in four women reported experiencing sexual harassment at their workplace.The event aims to address this important issue facing lawyers in the workplace.

24-26 AUGUST 2018
AUSTRALIAN WOMEN LAWYERS CONFERENCE,
SOFITEL SYDNEY WENTWORTH. Registration is open – please click here!
Please click here to download the Sponsorship Proposal.

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