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The Janet Coombs Lunch for New Female Barristers’ 
Hosted by the Women Barristers Forum & WLANSW

1-2pm Friday 15th September 2017 
The Law Society of NSW, Level 2, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney

Please join us and distinguished guests for our biannual lunch and meet the new women at the bar.

Cost $42pp includes the luncheon, wine & beverages. Please click here for the flyer and registration, or book online.

Bookings are essential to ensure adequate seating and catering. Limited places so please book early and RSVP by 11th September.
Advancement of Women in Law Firms: 
Current Best Practice and Future Directions

 The Women Lawyers Association of NSW invites you to join us for the launch of 
our 2017 Law Firm Comparison Data Report, and an important research project investigating the progression of women in the legal profession in NSW conducted by the University of Wollongong, Advancement of Women in Law Firms. The Honourable Acting Justice Jane Mathews AO will launch the studies, and our panel will discuss the key themes.

DATE: Tuesday 19 September 2017
TIME: 5.30pm for 6 -7.00pm Panel Discussion and Q&A, concluding at 8pm

VENUE: Union University & Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney NSW 2000

MODERATOR: Holly Lam, President, WLANSW

Professor Nan Seuffert is the Director of the Legal Intersections Research Centre at the School of Law at the University of Wollongong. Prior to academia, Nan practiced law in Boston at Foley, Hoag and Eliot. Nan teaches and researches in law, society and culture with a focus on gender and sexuality.  With Dr Trish Mundy, she is currently undertaking an evaluation of the YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention Service in Nowra, funded by a National Australia Bank Community Impact Grant.  Her work is recognised internationally; for example, her book, titled Jurisprudence of National Identity, provided the theme for the US Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities Conference. In 2016 she visited at the Centre for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr Trish Mundy is Senior Lecturer and Discipline Leader in the School of Law at the University of Wollongong. Prior to academia, Trish practised for over 10 years within the community legal sector. One of her principal research interests is issues of gender and advancement of women within the legal profession. Current research projects include an evaluation of the YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention Service in Nowra (with Professor Nan Seuffert) as well as a qualitative research project investigating lawyers’ transition to legal practice in rural, regional and remote communities in Australia.
Louise Mallon is an in-house counsel and senior investment manager at Augusta Ventures (Australia), a litigation funder. Prior to joining Augusta Louise was a member of Ashurst's Sydney Disputes Team for 10 years. Louise is a member of the WLANSW's Workplace Relations sub-committee and has contributed to the Law Firm Comparison Data project for the last 3 years.
Members Free; Non-Members & Guests $35pp (includes. refreshments)
Please click here to download the flyer and register; or book online.

Please note etiquette and dress code at the Union University & Schools Club:

‘Vicarious Trauma’ 
Guest speaker: Dr Colin James
5.30pm Thursday 21st September 2017
The Newcastle Club, 40 Newcomen St, Newcastle  

Please join us for a brief presentation on vicarious trauma, including its history as a construct and experience, likely causes, possible treatments and prevention strategies for lawyers.

Dr Colin James has been a solicitor since 1989 and a clinical legal educator since 2001. He has researched and published in many fields associated with domestic violence, family law, legal education, legal history, legal practice and the well-being of law students and lawyers. He has qualifications in law, history, tertiary education and psychology, and he currently teaches family law and practice and supervises in professional development courses at the ANU College of Law.
Colin presents at national and international conferences and his recent publications include as a contributing editor of ‘Promoting Law Student and Lawyer Well-Being in Australia and Beyond’(Routledge), ‘Being Well in the Law: A guide for lawyers’ (Law Society NSW), ‘Did he ever hit you? Exploring the attitudes of lawyers in DV cases’ (with N. Ross in AJFL) and ‘Legal Practice on Time: The Ethical Risk and Inefficiency of the Six-Minute Unit’ (Alt.LJ).

He has supervised PhDs and DBAs on topics ranging from domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, industrial ethics and worker safety practices, and first-responders’ powers of detention in a mental health emergency.

Members $20.00; Non-Members $35pp (includes refreshments)
Please click here to download the flyer and register, or book online.
(please note etiquette and dress code at the Newcastle Club –
Wollongong Networking Luncheon
‘Secrets from inside successful regional law firms’
Guest speaker: Dr Caroline Hart
12.30pm - 2.30pm Friday 29th September 2017 
Centro CBD, 28 Stewart St, Wollongong  

One of Wollongong’s finest Italian Restaurants which has been delivering a unique dining experience for over four decades.

What makes a successful regional law firm? Thirty lawyers from private practice in regional/rural law firms revealed their successes and failures in conversations with Caroline. No two experiences were the same. However, there were similarities in approaches and characteristics shared by lawyers who ‘lived to tell the tale’ of regional practice. This research is now the subject of Caroline’s draft book: The seven elements of successful country legal practice (to be published by Federation Press in 2017).

Join us for a networking lunch on a relevant topic and discussion!

Dr Caroline Hart is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law and Justice, University of Southern Queensland. A well-respected academic and author, Caroline is known for her extensive research, thesis, papers and publications, and: 
  • Legal education and preparation of students for the legal profession
  • Research into changing dynamics of the legal profession including impact of information technology and legal talent
  • Consultancy services into government
  • Author of publications into the legal profession and successful country legal practice
  • Speaker, conferences and law firms on legal practice
  • Consultancy advice to government on legislative issues
  • Training and development for government officers on policy development, legislation reform, cabinet and parliamentary processes, corporate governance
Members $50.00 Non-Members $55pp
(includes 3-course luncheon; drinks available from the bar)

Please click here to download the flyer and register; or register online.
Please be advised that photographs and/or audio and video recording may occur at these events for use on our website, marketing materials and publications. By entering these events, you consent to WLANSW photographing or recording and using your image and likeness.


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