Registration is now open for the 2013 NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards Gala Presentation Dinner


Dear Members & Colleagues

Registration is now open for the 2013 NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards Gala Presentation Dinner on 25 October 2013 at Dockside Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour. Our guest speaker is Prof. Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. A Lifetime Achievement Award and the recipients of a Lifetime Membership will also be announced. We hope that you are able to join us and distinguished guests in acknowledging and celebrating the achievements of women in law. Please click here for the Awards Gala Presentation Dinner Registration Form.

We thank the Law Society of NSW, the NSW Bar Association, the Department of Attorney General & Justice (NSW), the Australian Corporate Lawyer’s Association, and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency for their support and endorsement of our Awards. 

We also thank our Award Sponsors: Clifford Chance as the proud sponsor of the “In-House Woman Lawyer of the Year” Award, and PricewaterhouseCoopers as the proud sponsor of the “Up and Coming Woman Lawyer of the Year Award”

Our Golden Girls Annual ‘High Tea’ Luncheon will be held at the Law Society Friday 15th November, and our AGM followed by Christmas Cocktails at the Union University & Schools Club on Tuesday 19th November.

Kind regards,

Margaret Holz


26th September 2013


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Registration open for the
NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards 2013
Gala Presentation Dinner

7.30pm Friday, 25th October 2013
Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney

The Women Lawyers Association of NSW supported by the Law Society of NSW, the NSW Bar Association, the Attorney General & Justice Department of NSW, the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, invite you to join us for our gala presentation awards dinner in recognising outstanding women lawyers who have achieved excellence in their area of practice, while advancing opportunities for women in the law. 

Special guest speaker Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. 

Dress: Lounge Suit. Limited seating – book early! 
Your evening includes pre-dinner drinks, 3-Course Dinner & Beverages, and professional photographers to capture the magic of the moment!

WLANSW Members $155pp; Non-Members $175pp;Tables of 10 $1550 (corporate signage available)
Please click here for the Registration Form and further details.

Golden Girls Annual Lunch 

12.30pm Friday 15th November 2013
The Law Society of NSW, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney

Please join us at the Law Society of NSW 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. $25pp Please click here for the Registration Form.


Call for Papers

15 – 17 APRIL 2014
Crowne Plaza, Coogee Beach
242 Arden Street, Coogee, New South Wales

The Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA) is pleased to present a conference entitled 
‘Assisting Unrepresented Litigants – a Challenge for Judicial Administration’.
Abstracts should be submitted via the AIJA website or email:
Closing date for abstracts: Friday 18 October 2013

2014 Charlie Perkins Scholarships to Cambridge and Oxford Universities 

Each year the Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust offers two Scholarships for Indigenous postgraduates to study for up to three years at either Cambridge or Oxford universities.

To be considered for the Scholarship, applicants must have applied for a course at Cambridge and/or Oxford.  Applicants must also submit:

  • a cover letter
  • a curriculum vitae
  • an official transcript of university results
  • confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • details for two academic referees (email and telephone numbers).

Before contacting the Trust, please visit the Perkins Trust website for more detail about the required documents. Please note that applications will close at 5pm AEST on Thursday 31 October 2013.  The Charlie Perkins Scholarships will only be awarded to students who are accepted to study at either Cambridge or Oxford.  In most instances, this will require a First Class Honours degree or a very strong Second Class Honours degree.  

If you require any clarification on the information contained on the website, please do not hesitate to contact Tess Crellin on For more information on scholarships available for Indigenous undergraduate and postgraduate students, please visit 

The Big Shift

The Big Shift will be held on October 14, coinciding with Anti-Poverty Week, to support the ongoing growth of The

Big Issue’s Women’s Subscription Enterprise.  

Through the Women’s Subscription Enterprise, The Big Issue employs vulnerable women to pack subscription copies of The Big Issue magazine, giving them an income, training and support. At The Big Shift, guests will roll up their sleeves alongside these women to pack magazines, giving them a first-hand insight into how  a simple solution can create ‘Big Shifts’ in the lives of women in need. 

Following the ‘Big Shift’ experience, guests will hear from a panel of inspiring speakers who, in their own ways, are creating ‘Big Shifts’ for generations of women to come.  The Big Shift follows the success of ‘The Big Conversation’ event last year and will again be hosted by The Big Issue’s Women’s Advisory Group in conjunction with the support of the Macquarie Group Foundation.

Tickets cost $170 and include an annual subscription to The Big Issue magazine.  Bookings at

You can also watch a short video featuring some of the women from our Women’s Subscription Enterprise at

Tony Laumberg’s 13th play “The Good, The Bad & The Lawyer!” 10-27 October at the TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst


The life of prominent, conservative CBD lawyer, Henry Crowley, goes into a tailspin when his wife makes an announcement: she has arranged for an Iranian refugee, who arrived pre-PNG solution, to stay in their tranquil St Ives home indefinitely, pending the outcome of his asylum application. Good Lord! If that isn’t enough, Henry’s deadbeat cousin arrives from Brisbane spruiking his ‘fool-proof’ system to turn $10,000 into a million in one night at the roulette table. All he needs is the $10,000! Meanwhile, a nosy journalist is also on the scene, delving deeply into poor Henry’s private life for a feature expose. Will his precious reputation end up in tatters? 

Call the booking agency, MCA-Tix, on 1300 306776 to purchase as many tickets as you like for whatever night you wish (other than the preview) at the group price of $22.00 instead of the normal price of $30.00. You must use the promo code “Women Lawyers”.



Win a double in-season pass by emailing with the subject heading
‘Le Week-End’. Only winners will be contacted.

LE WEEK-END is a beautifully observed, funny and poignant story about the nature of love and commitment where husband and wife yearn to recapture their youthful fearlessness, lack of responsibility and idealism. 

A married couple, Meg and Nick (Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent and Tony Award winner Lindsay Duncan), revisit Paris to revitalise their marriage, and run into an old friend (Jeff Goldblum) who gives them a new vision on life and love. 

LE WEEK-END marks the latest collaboration between Roger Michell and his long-standing partners, writer Hanif Kureishi and producer Kevin Loader – the trio also worked on Venus, The Mother and TV’s The Buddha of Suburbia. Take a look at the trailer: 

In Australian cinemas nationally on October 24, 2013


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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