SAVE THE DATE 11th August 2017!
NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards 2017
We are delighted to announce our guest speaker for the Awards Gala Presentation Dinner has been 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. Please click here for details of the Awards Gala Presentation Dinner and registration.
Criteria and categories for the 2017 Awards are confirmed and will be officially launched early at a cocktail event on 16th February 2017, at the Union University & Schools Club Sydney. Please click here for the Awards Nomination Form, or submit online. Please click here for further details of the launch event.
Guest Speaker: The Hon Chief Justice Susan Kiefel AC, High Court of Australia
Change Champion of the Year
Open to all women lawyers who have demonstrated passion for the growth and development of, and has shown
aptitude for identifying opportunities to improve, the profession for women lawyers.
Outstanding Law Firm of the Year
The successful Law Firm will demonstrate a commitment to the advancement of women within the legal
profession by the introduction and implementation of policies such as flexible work arrangements, parental and family leave, gender equity in partnership and other managerial roles, observance of the Equitable Briefing Policy and the Charter for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession, and mentoring.
Woman Lawyer of the Year, sponsored by Thomson Reuters
Open to all current members of WLANSW (‘member’ includes individual members and staff of Corporate Members). Nominees will have made an outstanding contribution to the legal profession, provided leadership and demonstrated a genuine commitment to supporting and advancing women in the legal profession.
Private Practice Lawyer of the Year
Nominees will be women that hold a current practising certificate and be working in a private law firm.
Corporate Counsel of the Year, sponsored by Thomson Reuters
Nominees will be women working either in government or for corporate entities or statutory bodies.
Community Lawyer or Academic of the Year, sponsored by Department of Justice
Nominees will be women lawyers working in a community, academic or not-for-profit organisation.
Barrister of the Year
Nominees will be women that hold a current practising certificate issued by the NSW Bar Association and may be Senior or Junior Counsel.
Mentor of the Year
Open to all men and women lawyers who have demonstrated mentorship, advocacy and sponsorship of female talent that is invaluable to the development, promotion and retention of talent in the profession.
Rising Star of the Year, sponsored by UNSW Law – Continuing Legal Education
Nominees will be women lawyers with less than five years in practice.