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Dear Members and Friends,

Our Launch of our 2016 Program, 25th February, with guest speaker, Katie Malyon, was a wonderful opportunity to catch up with colleagues and meet some new contacts.  Ms Malyon presented her informative, entertaining and thought provoking concept for work-life balance ‘WooW’, which stands for work and out of work. Please click here  to view the Lawyers Weekly article, and click here  to view the photo gallery from the event. 

March 8 is International Women’s Day and the 2016 theme is Pledge For ParityCelebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Yet let's also be aware progress has slowed in many places across the world, so urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity. For further information and events, please visit the IWDwebsite 

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we have invited two thought leaders on the state of the profession in 2016 and beyond, as guest speakers for our ‘Women in Employment Law’ event 9thMarch as detailed below. This event is almost booked out, so please register now to ensure your seat.

Final bookings are also required by 11th March for ‘Celebrating Women in the Judiciary’6pmThursday 17th March at the Union University & Schools Club Sydney with guest speaker, the Hon Justice Margaret Beazley AO, President of the Court of Appeal. Please see below for registration and further details.

A number of events are currently being finalised for 2016. Please check our Event Calendar  details as they are confirmed.
We look forward to seeing you at our events.

Kind regards

Lee-May Saw



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‘Women in Employment Law’
Guest Speakers: Stuart Clark AM, President, Law Council of Australia
& Kate Eastman SC

6-8pm Wednesday 9th March 2016
M+K Lawyers, Level 21, 20 Bond Street, Sydney

Women and men practicing in employment law are warmly invited to join us for a great evening of catching up with old colleagues and friends and meeting new ones over some drinks and canapés. Take the opportunity to meet up and coming female barristers practicing in employment law.  To celebrate International Women’s Day, we have invited two thought leaders on the state of the profession in 2016 and beyond.

Kate Eastman SC was admitted as a solicitor in 1990 and began practice as a barrister in 1998. She was appointed Senior Counsel in 2012. Kate was ranked as a Leading Senior Counsel in Employment Law in 2014 and a Pre-eminent Senior Counsel in Employment Law for NSW in 2015 by Doyles Guide. She was co-chair of the 2014 Bar Council Equitable Briefing Working Party.
Stuart Clark AM is the President of the Law Council of Australia and has been a director since 2011. He is a partner in Clayton Utz, Sydney; his practice focuses on class actions, investigations and inquires acting for clients in Australia, the US and Europe. He has served in a range of leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner International of Clayton Utz, as a Director of the NSW Legal Aid Commission, Chair of the Large Law Firm Group (now known as Law Firms Australia) and Chair of the Australian Legal Sector Alliance Ltd (AusLSA).

Members $15pp Non-Members $30pp (incl. GST and refreshments)
Please click here to download the flyer,

Proudly sponsored by M+K Lawyers
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)
The Hon Judge Elizabeth Boyle, Federal Circuit Court of Australia
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,

Saturday 19 March 2016
9.15am - 3.30pm,140 Elizabeth Street Sydney (Opposite the Downing Ctre)

Domestic Violence: Tackling the issue as a justice community
The March 2016 Salvos Legal Lecture Series shines light on the domestic violence epidemic facing the community at large. As part of the justice community, we invite you to learn more about how you can play your part in tackling this issue. 
The program includes discussion of the psychology of domestic violence, the role those on the front line play in handling the problem, whilst hearing directly from the Bar and the Bench in respect of preparing matters for hearing in this context.

Flexible Pricing Structure
Pricing starts at $50 with group and not for profit pricing available.
Download the brochure or go to our website for further details.
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For more information contact us:

Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW Inc.
PO Box R1120 Royal Exchange NSW 1225
Ph: 0466 157 087 Fax: 1300 332 183

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