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Dear Members and Friends,

Following the well-attended launch of the WLANSW Wollongong Chapter on 28th January (Please click here to view the photo gallery), I invite you to join us for the Launch of our 2016 Program6pmThursday 25th February at the Union University & Schools Club Sydney, with guest speaker, Katie Malyon. Attendance is free, however, there are limited tickets. Please see below for further details and registration options. Please click here for the Press Release ‘Women Lawyers Call for Leadership on Diversity in 2016’.
I am delighted to confirm that the Hon Justice Margaret Beazley AO, President of the Court of Appeal, will be our guest speaker at our biennial signature event ‘Celebrating Women in the Judiciary’6pm Thursday 17th March at the Union University & Schools Club Sydney. Please see below for registration and further details.

Please check our Event Calendar for planned events, and details as they are confirmed.
A reminder that the early bird rate for the Australian Women Lawyers Conference 8-10th April 2016 in Perth closes 12th February as detailed below.

WLANSW Membership – half year rates now available! Join or renew
Ordinary: Sydney Metro Membership is now available at $47.50; Ordinary: Regional/Community Membership$25.00; OrdinarySubsidised Membership $12.50 (Students/not full-time employed); Corporate Membership from $147.50 Level 1. Please visit our website for further information, to join online or download the membership form:

We look forward to your continued support during 2016.

Kind regards

Lee-May Saw



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Cocktail Launch of WLANSW 2016 Program
Guest Speaker: Katie Malyon, award-winning immigration lawyer and 
Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

6-8pm Thursday 25th February 2016
Union, University & Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney

Please join us for an evening of networking, meet the new Executive Committee, get first hand updates of an exciting line-up for 2016, and hear from one of our long-term members, Katie Malyon, an engaging speaker, who will speak about her perspective on work-life balance, ‘Getting The WooW Factor™’. Katie is a great example of our theme of ‘Leadership’ for 2016.

Katie Malyon has over 30 years of experience in the legal profession, principally in legal practice management, Administrative Law and Immigration Law as well as liquor licensing law.  Katie is a Member of the AAT (formerly the Migration Review Tribunal – Refugee Review Tribunal).  Previously, she was an Executive Director with Ernst & Young, specialising in corporate immigration law.  This follows successful establishment of her own multi-award winning boutique corporate immigration law firm in 2005 that was recognised in the BRW’s Fast 100 in 2010.  Katie was a finalist in the NSW Women Lawyers Award in 2011 and a finalist in the 2012 Telstra Business Women’s Award NSW in 2012.  She commenced her legal practice with Clayton Utz and was a Partner with Australian Business Lawyers.  Katie was recognised by her peers and named by the Australian Financial Review as one of the Best Lawyers – Immigration 2010 – 2014.  

Amongst other activities, she has been a Director of the Migration Institute of Australia, Vice-Chair of the Law Council of Australia’s Migration Law Committee, and Executive Committee Member of WLANSW last year, continuing as a current WLANSW Subcommittee Member. Katie is passionate about her role as a mentor in the profession and is proud to have moved the admission of 6 colleagues.  She is currently undertaking her LL.M.& M. at UNSW.

FREE: Bookings Essential
RSVP by 22nd February (limited tickets):
Download the flyer and registration form 
Register online by clicking here  
Celebrating Women in the Judiciary’
Guest Speaker: The Hon. Justice Margaret Beazley AO, President, Court of Appeal

6-8pm Thursday 17th March 2015
Union, University & Schools Club of Sydney, 25 Bent Street, Sydney

It is with great pleasure that we acknowledge the achievements of women in law and the following appointments to the bench since our last event in February 2014.
The Hon Justice Jacqueline Gleeson, Federal Court of Australia
The Hon Justice Brigitte Markovic, Federal Court of Australia
The Hon Justice Carolyn Simpson, Court of Appeal
The Hon Justice Helen Wilson, Supreme Court of NSW (prior appointment as Judge of the District Court NSW)
Judge Dina Yehia SC, District Court of NSW
Judge Julia Baly SC, District Court of NSW
Judge Jane Culver, District Court of NSW
Judge Jennie Girdham SC, District Court of NSW
Judge Kate Traill, District Court of NSW
Magistrate Dominique Burns 
Magistrate Claire Girotto 
Magistrate Erin Kennedy 
Magistrate Tracy Sheedy

Please join us and distinguished guests in celebrating the achievements of these women in the judiciary.
Members $60pp Non-Members $75pp (incl. GST and refreshments)
Please click here to download the flyer,
WLANSW Wollongong Chapter 

Thank you to all who came along and helped us officially launch the Wollongong chapter of the Women Lawyers Association NSW. We hope you agree that the event was a great success and a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with other lawyers, women and men, from our region and beyond. Please click here to view the photo gallery from the launch event.
Our special guest, Justice Jane Mathews, was an inspiring and engaging speaker and we thank her sincerely for her time and patronage. 
We would like to again thank our generous local sponsors: 
- Wollongong Law Society
- UOW Law School and 
- Legal Intersections Research Centre. 

Thanks also to the WLANSW President, Lee-May Saw, for making the effort in her very busy schedule to come along and be so encouraging in her support of our local chapter. 
We held a planning meeting last week and look forward to bringing you details of upcoming local activities shortly.  
Kind regards,
WLANSW Wollongong Chapter Subcommittee
Registrations are now open for the 2016 Australian Women Lawyers 6th National Conference to be held at Crown Perth, Western Australia 8-10th April 2016. 
Early bird by 12th February 2016.
The AWL National Conference is the peak conference for female practitioners, leaders and senior professionals across the Australian legal sector. The conference programme includes a formal Welcome Reception at the Perth Federal Court Building for all delegates and a premier Gala Dinner. 

For further information about registration costs, accommodation options and other general information about the conference, please head to the conference website by clicking here.
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