The Women Lawyers Association of NSW ('WLANSW') has been committed to improving the status and working conditions of women lawyers since 1952. Today we have a diverse membership including female pioneers of the legal profession, legal practitioners ranging from law students, solicitors, barristers and members of the Judiciary.

The WLANSW offers a meeting place which affords a unique intersectionality of women from all backgrounds, experience and legal status to meet, network and discuss issues of the day.

All members of the WLANSW have access to a wide range of innovative events, workshops and resources; in addition to continued advocacy for the advancement and betterment of women lawyers within the profession. There has never been a better time to join the WLANSW and gain access to tools you need to empower and inspire you to create the career you want.

What's in it for the members?

personal and professional developmentPERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Complimentary and discounted tickets to events with industry speakers and experts sharing their tools, skills, experiences and knowledge to advise how to carve out a life in the law.

networking opportunitiesNETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

The WLANSW has undoubtedly the most enviable guest list; we offer ample opportunity to connect with other women lawyers from all aspects of the profession. Our events offer vertical networking, often allowing for rare access to some senior legal practitioners. Grow and strengthen you personal and professional networks at our range of events.


clear voice for women in lawA CLEAR VOICE FOR WOMEN IN LAW

In keeping with our core principles, the WLANSW remains active in offering opinion on aspects of law which impact women within the profession, we continue to make submissions, conduct research to advocate for law reform on matters that benefit our members.


If you are joining for the first time choose a membership level below, choose a payment option and complete the form.


If you’re already a member and wish to renew your membership, login with your Membership Login details here, select your membership level and click ‘JOIN / RENEW AS …’. If you’re logged in and your membership is paid up-to-date your current level will be highlighted in green below. To see your current expiry date loginin and visit your account page.


If you renew your account when your account is paid up-to-date you will renew to the following June, you can extend your membership for as long as you like. To see your current expiry date login in and visit your account page.


If you haven’t received any details or you don’t know your login details please type your email address into the Lost Password area and you’ll be emailed a reset link. Any problems contact the office.

Please note: Membership is based on financial year-end of 30 June each year.


Formed in 1997, AWL provides a collective national voice, a vehicle for communication and the sharing of ideas amongst the Associations. AWL is funded by each State and Territory Women Lawyers Association and WLANSW members are recognised as members of AWL and have voting rights.

For further information please refer to our Constitution.