Events! ‘Golden Girls’ Lunch 14 Nov.; Breakfast – John Canning, KWM 19 Nov.; Xmas Cocktails 20 Nov.


Dear Members and Friends,

Please join us at our final events for 2014 as detailed below, and RSVP today!

Our Newcastle Chapter are currently finalising their Christmas Drinks function on Wednesday 3rd December, 5.30pm at Cirque Cafe & Restaurant, so please mark the date and check your inbox for your invitation shortly.

Our next events are: 

  • 14 November 2014: ‘Golden Girls’ Annual Lunch at the Law Society of NSW
  • 19 November 2014: Inspiration Over Breakfast Series – Guest Speaker, John Canning, Partner at KWM
  • 20  November 2014: AGM 5.30pm & Xmas Drinks 6pm, at the University Union and Schools Club Sydney.


Kind regards,

Natasha Walls



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  Natasha Walls, President WLANSW

Golden Girls “High Tea” Luncheon

12.30pm Friday 14th November 2014 at The Law Society of NSW

Please join us for a ‘high tea’ luncheon. Our annual luncheon provides an opportunity for our retired colleagues and Life Members to reconnect and impart their knowledge and experience to others.

A rare occasion to be able to meet with some of our founding and pioneering women. All welcome. Please ensure you register prior to ensure adequate seating and catering. 

Cost: $35 includes ‘high tea’ luncheon and beverages. Please click here for the registration form and further details

Inspiration Before Breakfast Series
Guest speaker: John Canning, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

7-8.30am Wednesday 19th November 2014
Hosted by McCullough Robertson, Level 16, 55 Hunter Street, Sydney

What role can you play in adopting the TJMF – Best Practice Guidelines for psychological wellbeing in your work place?

Following the Foundation’s launch of the ‘Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Psychological Wellbeing: Best Practice Guidelines for the Legal Profession’ earlier this year, John Canning joins us for the final ‘Inspirations before breakfast’ event for the year to share his personal story about living and working in the legal sector with a mental illness. 

John will also discuss how firms and organisations in the legal sector can adopt the Best Practice Guidelines which are aimed at addressing factors in our workplaces which may contribute to mental illness and the role each of us can play in moulding work practices which are conducive to reducing the incidence of mental illness. 

About John 

John has been with King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) since 1995 and became a partner in 2000.  In 2008 John was diagnosed with mental illness.  John has worked with KWM positively to alter his lifestyle so he can continue in his role with the firm with the support of KWM.

John is a spokesperson for change and de-stigmatisation of mental illness in the profession and the wider community.  John and his wife also work closely with Black Dog Institute in Sydney in a community role.  

Members Complimentary;  Non-Members & Guests $20pp. Tickets limited so book early! Please click here for registration. 

The “Inspiration Before Breakfast” event series is proudly hosted by McCullough Robertson Lawyers, who have offices nationally across Australia.

Please click here for further details and registration.

Who are Australian Women Lawyers (AWL)?

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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