Legal sector’s slow march to equality hits reverse

Posted: December 13, 2019

The slow march to equality has gone backwards for women in corporate law firms after a slump in the rate of women being promoted to partner.

Gender divide stark on part-time work at law firms

Posted: November 18, 2019

Almost a quarter of female law firm partners work part-time but men are reluctant to work flexibly or take parental leave because of “cultural and structural barriers” in the profession. … Read Full Story

Making Diversity and Inclusion a Way of Life

Posted: March 29, 2019

The Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW on 26 March 2019 hosted a panel discussion event on mentoring diversity at King & Wood Mallesons with the Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan, … Read Full Story

Sexual harassment of women rife in Australian legal profession, survey finds

Posted: March 11, 2019

More than 70 per cent of female lawyers surveyed in NSW reported being sexually harassed, with many saying they were subject to unwelcome touching, objectification and repeated advances in the … Read Full Story

A CULTURAL CHANGE THAT WILL BENEFIT THE WHOLE OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION

Posted: February 12, 2019

The Women Lawyer’s Association of NSW has released its priorities for 2019 directed to achieving equality in the profession. Despite the predominance of women entering the profession there continues to … Read Full Story

WHY THE GENDER PAY GAP IS STILL AN ISSUE – AND HOW FLEX COULD FIX IT

Posted: April 12, 2017

The new government legislation will force employers to take action on the gender pay gap – and unlocking the job market to flexibility could be the solution, say Timewise CEOs … Read Full Story

World Leading Women in Law Firms Project

Posted: September 21, 2016

The Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW (WLANSW) in partnership with the University of Wollongong Legal Intersections Research Centre have launched a world leading Women in Law Firms project. A pilot … Read Full Story

The perfect analogy for juggling work-life balance

Posted: February 29, 2016

Lawyers often struggle to keep all the balls in the air when juggling work demands, family, health and hobbies – but remembering what is most essential to well-being can help, … Read Full Story

Women Lawyers Call for Leadership on Diversity in 2016

Posted: February 8, 2016

The Executive Committee of the Women Lawyer’s Association of NSW (WLANSW) has adopted the theme of “Leadership” for the activities, initiatives and events of WLANSW for 2016. “On behalf of … Read Full Story

Flexibility the goal for women lawyers

Posted: April 19, 2015

FEMALE lawyers want a more flexible legal profession so they can better manage their professional and personal commitments, according to a survey of women lawyers. More than a quarter of … Read Full Story

Setting the legal zeitgeist

Posted: February 23, 2015

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has entered its 40th year with around 70 per cent of its recommendations being encoded in law. However, its influence also extends well beyond … Read Full Story

No one is going to develop your career for you

Posted: February 19, 2015

The president of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) told Lawyers Weekly that women in the legal profession should take responsibility for their own career progress. “Very often people talk about … Read Full Story

Women Lawyers Launch Theme of “Engagement” for 2015

Posted: February 5, 2015

A roundtable discussion of the new Women Lawyer’s Association of NSW (WLANSW) Executive Committee has identified the theme of “Engagement” for the activities, initiatives and events of WLANSW for this … Read Full Story

The Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW (WLANSW) nominee, Prof Rosalind Croucher, wins inaugural Australian Women Lawyer (AWL) Award

Posted: October 8, 2014

Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, was announced the winner of the inaugural AWL Award at a Gala Dinner held in Adelaide on 4th October at … Read Full Story

‘WLANSW supports gender reporting – this is not red tape’

Posted: March 20, 2014

WLANSW is pleased the Government has chosen to spare reporting standards under the Workplace Gender Equality Act in this round of red-tape repeal, but says that without mandated gender reporting, … Read Full Story

Women Lawyers Association recognises 11 female appointments to the Bench

Posted: February 27, 2014

On 27 February 2014, the Women Lawyers Association of NSW, the peak body representing women lawyers in NSW, celebrated the appointments of 11 women to the judiciary in a glittering … Read Full Story

Firms stiff on flexibility

Posted: January 24, 2014

The head of Women Lawyers Association of NSW (WLANSW) has claimed the profession is failing on the flexibility front after more than a quarter of female lawyers revealed that they … Read Full Story

New Survey Reveals What Women (Lawyers) Want

Posted: January 21, 2014

Survey conducted by the Women Lawyers Association of NSW reveals the two top priorities of women lawyers in 2014. The Women Lawyers Association of NSW, the peak body representing women lawyers … Read Full Story

Law Society’s advancement of women in the legal profession

Posted: December 2, 2013

The Women Lawyers’ Association of New South Wales (WLANSW) congratulates the Law Society on the publication of its progress report on the Advancement of Women project, commenced in December 2011, … Read Full Story

2013 Law Firm Comparison Data Updated by Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW

Posted: November 27, 2013

The Women Lawyers’ Association of New South Wales (WLANSW) has updated its consolidation of publicly available information about law firms and the gender profile of solicitors in these firms into … Read Full Story

Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales opposes Zoe’s Law

Posted: October 16, 2013

The Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales (WLANSW) notes with concern that the New South Wales Legislative Assembly is due to consider amendments to the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) … Read Full Story

Fathers will help end discrimination at the Bar

Posted: May 2, 2013

Sydney silk Kylie Nomchong has said the promotion of female barristers will be driven by male colleagues, partners and even judges who have daughters. Nomchong (pictured left), from Denman Chambers, … Read Full Story

‘Equality in the Legal Profession: the past, the present and the future’ Release of Career Intentions Survey Pilot Report

Posted: April 12, 2013

Women Lawyers’ Association of New South Wales (WLANSW) Patron and guest speaker, the Honourable Acting Justice Jane Mathews AO, formally launched the Career Intentions Survey Project at a cocktail event … Read Full Story

Law Firm Comparison Data Launched by Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW

Posted: November 8, 2012

The Women Lawyers’ Association of New South Wales (WLANSW) has consolidated publicly available information about law firms and the gender profile of solicitors in these firms into one readily accessible … Read Full Story

Record number of female silks appointed

Posted: October 10, 2012

The NSW Bar Association has announced the largest number of female barristers ever appointed as senior counsel on a single occasion. The NSW Bar Association has announced the largest number … Read Full Story

Women Lawyers’ Association congratulates the 12 women who have been appointed as senior counsel

Posted: October 8, 2012

The Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW (WLANSW) congratulates the 12 women barristers on the list of 26 appointments to silk. The appointment of these women to senior counsel marks a … Read Full Story

Report highlights inequality at Bar

Posted: September 6, 2012

A report that shows that less than one in 10 silks is female has prompted a senior barrister to slam continuing discrimination against the briefing of women barristers. Australian Women … Read Full Story

Lawyers have a laugh

Posted: September 6, 2012

Laughter is a powerful tool for dissolving stress, which will improve the experience of being a lawyer, an ex-lawyer and laughter guru told a meeting of the Women Lawyers Association … Read Full Story

Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW Releases Career Survey 

Posted: August 2, 2012

Pilot testing for the Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW (WLANSW) Career Intentions Survey will commence this month, with a summary report of findings to be released later this year. Despite an … Read Full Story

Modesty holding women back

Posted: July 19, 2012

A female senior counsel told a roomful of legal dignitaries last night (18 July) that women should not be afraid to highlight their achievements when applying for senior positions. Jane … Read Full Story

Women Lawyers’ Association congratulates Nicola Roxon on her appointment as the first Australian woman Attorney-General

Posted: December 14, 2011

The Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW (WLANSW) congratulates the Honourable Nicola Roxon MP on her appointment as the first Australian woman Attorney-General. The appointment of a woman Attorney-General marks a … Read Full Story

Women Lawyers’ Association applauds law firms named as Employers of Choice

Posted: March 6, 2011

The Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW (WLA NSW) applauds the 98 organisations that were recognised on 6 March 2011 with the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) … Read Full Story

NSW Young Lawyers and Women Lawyers Speak in Support of 2011 Australian Young Lawyer of the Year

Posted: February 3, 2011

New South Wales Young Lawyers and the Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW (WLA NSW) congratulates Louisa Fitz-Gerald on receiving the Australian Young Lawyer of the Year award yesterday. Louisa single-handedly … Read Full Story

Women lawyers concerned over low level of law briefs for female silks

Posted: December 27, 2010

WOMEN lawyers are concerned that only 26pc of barristers briefed by federal government agencies in the past financial year were female. The figure represents a 1.3 per cent decrease from … Read Full Story

Women Lawyers Concerned about Decrease in Briefing of Female Counsel

Posted: December 23, 2010

The Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW (WLA NSW) says that members of the profession and the community should not be too quick to celebrate the announcement of the release of … Read Full Story

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