The peak body representing women lawyers in NSW for the advancement of women in the legal profession.
01 September 2009
Dear Members & Colleagues
A courtesy reminder to confirm your bookings by this Thursday for our Corporate Lunch on Monday 7 September with guest speaker Lori Callahan, GM, Liability & Third Party Claims, Allianz Australia. Lori will discuss the implementation of diversity programs in Australia and the successes to date of Allianz Australia in achieving its diversity goals. Please refer to details below for registration.
Bookings are open for our Awards Gala Dinner on 25 September at the WatersEdge, Sydney for the presentation of the prestigious NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards. We encourage you to book early to ensure your seat. Please refer below for further details and registration.
Members are encouraged to forward their Proxy for the AWL AGM in Perth on 19 September as detailed below. If you have not yet renewed your membership or wish to join, please click here for the current membership form.
Thank you for your support.
Corporate Lunch Series 2009: Monday 7 September
Guest Speaker: Lori Callahan, General Manager, Liability & Third Party Claims, Allianz Australia
Lori Callahan is General Manager Liability and Compulsory Third Party Claims at Allianz Australia. Lori joined Allianz in 2002 after working with TressCox and Phillips Fox. Prior to coming to Australia in 1999, Lori was a partner in a U.S. law firm and was General Counsel for a U.S. Medical Professional Indemnity insurer. Lori will discuss the implementation of diversity programs in Australia and the successes to date of Allianz Australia in achieving its diversity goals. Proudly sponsored by TressCox Lawyers.
The Keynote Speaker for the Awards Gala Dinner will be The Honourable Justice Virginia Bell of the High Court of Australia. The Honourable John Hatzistergos, Attorney General of NSW, and our Patron the Honourable Justice Jane Mathews AO of the Supreme Court of NSW, will be among our honoured guests.
The Awards celebrate the success and achievements of women in law, and are supported by the Attorney-General’s Department of NSW, the NSW Bar Association, the Law Society of New South Wales, the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association, and the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency.
The Evatt Foundation, The SAVE Inc and Professor Ron McCallum AO, former Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney, have pleasure inviting you to an evening discussion ‘Corporate Crime, Human Rights and Industrial Relations:
preventing a repetition of the James Hardie scandal’. Speakers Include: Karen Banton Widow of asbestos campaigner Bernie Banton, Bob Debus MP Former NSW Attorney General; Matt Peacock ABC journalist and author of KILLER COMPANY: JAMES HARDIE EXPOSED, and Ron McCallum AO Professor of Labour Law, University of Sydney.
When: Thursday 10 September 2009, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Where: The Theatrette, NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney
This is a free seminar, however RSVP essential by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 8090 1170 by CoB September 8, 2009. Click here for more details.
The Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales would like to invite you to the 2009 Hal Wootten Lecture to be delivered by Hina Jilani. Hina Jilani is one of the world’s leading human rights lawyers. A trail blazer in the life and death struggle for rights in Pakistan, she is now internationally recognised for her leadership and expertise in a range of critical human rights investigations. Please join us for refreshments after the lecture.
The 2009 Hal Wootten Lecture
To be delivered by: Hina Jilani
‘Human Rights and International Peace and Security’
Date: Thursday 17 September 2009
Time: 6.15pm for a prompt 6.30 start
Venue: The Law Theatre, Faculty of Law, UNSW Kensington Campus
The Workplace Bullying Experiences of Women at Middle to Senior Management Levels
and Professional Women in the Public Sector
If you are a woman at middle to senior management levels or a professional (such as a lawyer) in the public sector who has experienced workplace bullying, you are invited to participate in a research study about your experience. If you are a woman at middle to senior management levels or a professional (such as a lawyer) in the public sector who has experienced workplace bullying, you are invited to participate in a research study about your experience. Please click here for Invitation Notice
If you are interested in participating and would like further information or clarification, please contact in the first instance, the researcher Ms Angela Kendal on 0412 566 578 or email email@example.com or the thesis supervisor, Associate Professor Jeanna Sutton at the University of Western Sydney on (02) 9772-6447.
From the acclaimed director of ‘Head On’, premiere screening at the 2009 Melbourne International Film Festival.
During the course of one day and night, seven children wander the streets in an urban odyssey. But not all of them will find their way home. Dawn breaks, and it’s the same day but now we experience the viewpoint of the five mothers. Over the course of their respective journeys we understand that they are as lost and defenceless as the children they care for. BLESSED is a film about mothers and children, about love and beauty, about being lost and finding your way home.
“Ana Kokkinos proves herself to be a master storyteller with this beautiful, multi-layered and tremendously moving film.” Annette Basile, Filmink
“an engaging, provocative film, with raw and emotional performances from some of the best of Australian talent… will stay with you for days afterwards.” Jo McKay, InStyle
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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