‘100 Years – Where to now?’ Newcastle



Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/04/2019
5:30 pm

Location
Newcastle Club

Categories


This year marks 101 years since the Women’s Legal Status Act 1918 (NSW) was passed, enabling women to practise law and stand for parliament. During the Centenary last year, a number of events including the ‘First 100 Years’ project celebrated this milestone. We reflect on where we have been and what the future may hold for women in law.
(Pictured: In 1924 Marie Byles became the first woman allowed to practise law in New South Wales. Told she could only work as a law clerk, she triumphed over the patriarchal legal profession and a society that viewed women as second-class by establishing a successful practice. As legal advisor for women’s organisations in the 1930s she helped change legislation that discriminated against women’s rights in marriage and divorce – most cruelly, in the guardianship of their own children. Marie was also a committed conservationist, pacifist, mountaineer, explorer and avid bushwalker, feminist, journalist, and an original member of the Buddhist Society in New South Wales. She was also a travel and non-fiction writer .)

Please join us and our panel of trailblazing women, some from our pioneering days and others that are forging future directions:

 

 

Jann Gardner, previous Managing Partner of Sparke Helmore Newcastle with over 25 years experience as a litigation lawyer; Chair of Hunter United Credit Union; Consultant and a Director of various organisations and serves on a number of committees.
Lyn McLardy was Newcastle’s first woman lawyer and was the first woman member of Newcastle Law Society, serving on their committee for a number of years.
Professor Lisa Toohey, Newcastle Law School. With extensive international experience and impressive academic career, researches and teaches in international trade law and dispute resolution.
Laura Hails, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Hunter Water Corporation. With extensive experience in private practice and in-house roles within the Hunter, specialising in the construction, transport and infrastructure sectors.

MC & Moderator:  Suzie Leask, Associate Director at Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors, and member of the Newcastle Chapter of the Women Lawyers Association of NSW

Members $25pp / Guests & Non-Members $35pp (includes refreshments )
All welcome including males and non lawyers.
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Please note dress code and etiquette at the Newcastle Club- http://www.newcastleclub.com.au/122)

 

 

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