Life Memberships

Since 1952 when we were formally established, the Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW has always worked hard to remain relevant to its diverse membership. The establishment of the Achievement Awards has been an integral part of this work. The 2011 Awards Presentation Dinner introduced a new addition to the programme, which we hope will be a continued feature in coming years.

Life membership is membership conferred by the Executive Committee of the Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW on long standing members of the association.

The Committee introduced a system in 2011 for life memberships to be granted on an ongoing basis.

The Hon. Cecily Backhouse Q.C.
The Hon. Justice Margaret Beazley AO
Judith Benson
Judy Beswick
Jenny Blackman AO
Audrey Blunden
The Hon. Jennifer Boland AM
Margaret Brewster
Judith Cohen AO (Died 9 May 2012)
Janet Coombs
Margaret Crawley
Prof. Rosalind Croucher
The Hon. Elizabeth Evatt AC
The Hon. Mary Gaudron QC
Phillipa Gormly
Jean Hill (Died February 2006)
Bek Jelbart
The Hon. Justice Anna Katzmann
Ann Kirby (Died 29 January 2017)
Magistrate Daphne Kok, LCM
Helen Larcombe
Kerrie Leotta
Kaye Loder AM
The Hon. Acting Justice Jane Mathews AO
The Hon. Justice Ruth McColl AO
Jean Mullin (Died February 2010 Aged 96)
Anne Needham
The Hon Mahla Pearlman AM (Died 2 December 2011)
Julia O’Brien
Joan O’Brien
Zena Sachs (Died 31 July 2011 Aged 97)
Joan Spruit
The Hon Margaret Renaud
Ann Thomson
Judge Robyn Tupman


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