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The Gala Presentation Dinner of the 7th NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards last Friday 11 September 2015, was highlighted by a memorable guest speakers’ session with the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO and the Honourable Acting Justice Jane Mathews AO in conversation.

An exceptionally high calibre of talented women lawyers was represented and acknowledged among the 56 nominees for the 2015 Achievement Awards. The recipients of this year’s Awards by category were:
> Katrina Rathie, Partner in Charge, Sydney, King & Wood Mallesons, Woman Lawyer of the Year, Private Practice
> Susan Price, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Woman Lawyer of the Year, Government, Corporate or Statutory Body
> Carolyn Jones, Senior Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW, Woman Lawyer of the Year, Community or Academic Organisation proudly sponsored by Labour Pains Legal
> Jane Needham SC, 13th Floor St James Hall Chambers, Woman Barrister of the Year
> Marina Brizar, Head of Corporate & Private Clients, Playfair Visa & Migration Services, Woman Lawyer of the Year, Up and Coming 
> Anne Healey, Barrister, Frederick Jordan Chambers, Woman Lawyer of the Year 2015
> Baker & McKenzie Australia, Outstanding Law Firm of 2015.

Highly Commended Judging Panel’s Award was presented to Jacqueline Vincent, Partner, Watts McCray.

A special Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to the Honourable Justice Ruth McColl AO of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Life Membership Honours were announced for The Honourable Justice Ruth McColl AO; The Honourable Justice Anna Katzmann; Phillipa Gormly, Barrister, Blackstone Chambers.
Details of all recipients and nominees in each category are available from the Awards Dinner Program
The judging panel for the Awards consisted of representatives of NSW Department of Justice, the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association, the Law Society of New South Wales, the Bar Association of New South Wales, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, and the Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW.
Please click here for further details about the 2015 NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards.
Please click here to view and order photos from the Gala Awards Presentation Dinner

WOMAN LAWYER OF THE YEAR, Community or Academic Organisation
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Since our inaugural awards dinner in 1995, WLANSW has received the endorsement of the Law Society of NSW, the NSW Bar Association and the Department of Justice (NSW), and in 2009 the Australian Corporate Lawyer’s Association added their support and endorsement with our introduction of a new dedicated award for an “in-house” lawyer award category. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency also added their support and endorsement to our awards in 2007.
We wish to thank and acknowledge the support of:

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