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Women Lawyers Association of NSW and Women’s Legal
Services NSW present
“Secrecy: The Key to Independence” the story of East
Timorese Women’s experiences
Wednesday 9th May 2012,
5.30pm – 7.30pm
The Law Society of NSW,
170 Phillip Street, Sydney
Laura Soares Abrantes and Beba Sequeira are co-editors of the book
“Secrecy: the Key to Independence” a compilation of Timorese women’s
oral histories. In many cases it is the first time their stories have
been told of their experiences during the Indonesian occupation of East
Timor and their brave fight for independence.
Laura and Beba will be talking about these stories and
how women in East Timor are now playing a major role in the development
of their country including the new legal system. Both Laura and Beba
were active in the resistance and clandestine movement during the
occupation at great risk to their personal safety.
Beba is Director of APSC – TL, an organisation that
supports and promotes women’s projects in East Timor. Laura is now
gender consultant with APSC – TL.
Both have contributed to many publications about women
in East Timor.
Free admittance – bookings essential as places are limited. Light
RSVP: Helen Campbell on 8745 6947 or <a
to confirm your attendance.
We thank the Law Society of NSW for their support in hosting this event.
“Law as a Career – Coming to
Tuesday 15 May 2012, 5:30pm
Martin Place Chambers,
Level 6, 65 Martin Place, Sydney.
Speakers for this event are the Honourable Justice
Margaret Beazley AO of the Supreme Court of NSW, Sandra Duggan SC, and
Suanne Russell, Counsel, Business and Commercial Lending, Westpac. The
MC for the event is Rebecca Barry, President of WLA NSW and NSW
Director of Australian Women Lawyers.
The panel of speakers will share their experiences in
their respective legal careers, coming to the bar, and directions their
careers have taken. There is no charge to attend. Light refreshments
will be provided. Bookings are essential. Please RSVP:
email@example.com or 0466 157 087 to register your
Law Week 14-20 May 2012 <a
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>>Janet Coombs pictured front row in black suit beside WLANSW President Rebecca Barry in the pink jacket.
Friday 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Please join us and
Legal Centres NSW State Conference 2012, Sydney, 8 – 10 May
This conference is a
fantastic networking and professional development opportunity. It is
open to anyone working in community and government organisations that
are concerned with social justice, anti-discrimination, campaigning for
change and representing disadvantaged or marginalised members of the
community. There is an exciting program of workshops, presentations and
keynote speakers, including The Hon. Michael Kirby AC, Ronald Merkel
QC, Rodney Croome, Elizabeth Broderick and Tammy Solonec.
For more information and to
register please go to www.clcnsw.org.au/conference2012
or download the final program <a
Women in Business, Supporting Women’s Economic
Tuesday 5th June 2012 to Wednesday 6th June 2012
A special half day session with the Australia Arab
Chamber of Commerce and industry (AACCI) Forum and Expo Wednesday 6
June 2012. The Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AACCI)
is holding the 2012 Australia Arab Business Forum and Expo from Tuesday
5 June to Wednesday 6 June 2012 at the Sheraton on the Park, Sydney.
The principal objective of the event is promoting and facilitating
two-way trade and investment between Australia and the Arab countries.
A key session in the program is titled Women in Business, Supporting
Women’s Economic Empowerment. This is a half-day session on Wednesday
June 6, 2012. This session is being held in conjunction with the
leading business women’s owners organisation, Women Chiefs of
Enterprise International (Australia). Please visit <a
for further information and registration.
Take control of your career at the Women, Management
& Work Conference 2012 alt=”Women & Leadership”
Be empowered to take control of your career at Macquarie
University’s annual Women, Management & Work Conference.
Inspirational leaders in business and government will share their
stories and practical advice on how to embrace your full potential and
become an influential leader. This year’s theme is Inspiration and
Empowerment – Creating your future, encouraging women to achieve higher
leadership roles throughout Australia. This two day conference will
provide you with practical advice on empowerment, negotiation, social
networking, presentation skills, workplace diversity networking,
mentoring, and career development.
This is a key event for women and men who want to drive
their own career success and become an influential leader in their
• Åse Lunde – Managing Director, Lunde
Risk Reduction AB, Sweden
• Holly Kramer – Group General
Manager, Pacific Brands Workwear Group
• Senator Claire Moore – Senator for
Queensland, Australian Labor Party
• Jenny Morawska – President and CEO,
The Morawska Group
• Innes Willox, Chief Executive
Designate, Australian Industry Group
• Rachel Clow – General Manager,
Personal Lending, Commonwealth Bank
• Robert Rodgers CSM FAHRI – Air
Commodore, Director General Personnel, Air Force
12 – 13 July 2012, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 61-101 Phillip St, Sydney
Book now at www.mm.mq.edu.au/wmwc
Fee: Early Bird $1,725 until 1 June 2012, $2,300 WLANSW Members: 25%
For full conference program and more information: <a
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Australian Women Lawyers 4th National Conference
Fri, 10 August 2012 – Sun, 12
University House, Australian
National University, ACT
All lawyers need to connect with like-minded people
where they can be inspired, challenged and encouraged in their
professional and personal lives. No matter what area of law you are
involved with you will take away valuable insights. Catch up with old
friends and meet new ones at the only national event specifically
designed for women lawyers in a public world.
The Hon. Diana Bryant, Chief Justice, Family Court of
Australia is opening the event. The Hon. Robert French AC, Chief
Justice, High Court of Australia is giving an address and The Hon.
Justice Virginia Bell, High Court of Australia is also presenting.
Penny Williams, the Global Ambassador for Women and Girls and many
other leaders are presenting and will be on hand to answer your
questions and help you in your journey.
here for program details and registration
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We list all law firms and barristers for free with their
name, address and Areas of Law. We invite law firms to have a Feature
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Feature Page they can be found under extra Qualities, including Female
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align=”right”>WIN AN IN-SEASON DOUBLE PASS COMPLIMENTS OF ICON
to go in the draw with the subject heading ‘ Café de Flore’. Only
winners will be contacted.
CAFE DE FLORE – Only at the Movies April 25! Healing a broken heart
isn’t easy. Sometimes it takes a lifetime…or two. Cafe de Flore is a
love story about people separated by time and place but connected in
profound and mysterious ways. Atmospheric, fantastical, tragic and
hopeful, the film chronicles the parallel fates of Jacqueline, a young
mother with a disabled son in 1960s Paris, and Antoine, a
recently-divorced, successful DJ in present day Montreal. What binds
the two stories together is love – euphoric, obsessive, tragic,
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Only winners will be contacted.
Based on true events, KING OF DEVIL’ S ISLAND (M) tells an
extraordinary story of friendship, loyalty and rebellion. Norway, 1915.
Life?s tough for the boys at an ice-bound island reform school run a
stern Governor (Stellan Skarsgard). But when a defiant newcomer
arrives, they dare to dream of escape… The film has won over a dozen
international awards, including the Norway Film Prize. “Absolutely
unmissable!” FILMINK Australian Premiere season commences 3 May, 2012
View the trailer and more at: www.kingofdevilsisland.com.au
DECLARATION OF WAR (M) tells the powerful true-story of a young
Parisian couple who are suddenly dragged from their carefree existence
by an unexpected twist of Fate, finding themselves at the mercy of the
French hospital system, with great pressure on themselves to remain
committed to each other and remain together. The film’s director
Valerie Donzelli and her co-writer Jeremie Elkaim co-star as the
couple, re-creating the extraordinary events that they went through
together. Shot with heart-on-sleeve enthusiasm and delirious energy,
they tell their story in a lively, poetic style, full of humour,
emotion and visual panache, set to a soundtrack to die for. After
premiering as the opening night of Critics’ Week at the Cannes Film
Festival, DECLARATION OF WAR attracted front page coverage in France
and took the local box office by storm, achieving over 500 000
admissions in less than two weeks, going on to be selected as France’s
official submission for the 2012 Academy Awards.
Australian Premiere season commences 31 May, 2012 View
the trailer and more at: www.declarationofwar.com.au
Formed in 1997, AWL is the national body representing and funded by women lawyers associations in Australia. The current AWL Patron is the Honourable Chief Justice Diana Bryant of the Family Court of Australia.
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