find the latest legal job
Senior Associate - Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Category: Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Come work for a firm ranked in Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms
View details
Associate - Workplace Relations & Safety
Category: Industrial Relations and Employment Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Employer of choice · Strong team culture
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: All Perth WA
· Freelance opportunities through Vario from Pinsent Masons
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Adelaide SA
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Be inspired, and challenged

Be inspired, and challenged

The Australian Women Lawyers National Conference provides a chance to learn and network, writes Amy Challans

Australian Women Lawyers (AWL) is holding their 5th National Conference, sponsored by Foley’s List, in Adelaide from the 3 to 5 October.

AWL 2014 brings together female practitioners, leaders and senior professionals from across the Australian legal sector to form new relationships, discuss ideas and learn from industry leaders. A signature event on the calendar of the Australian legal profession – the Conference will see managing partners, senior counsel, barristers, academics, in house counsel, public sector practitioners and female judicial officers in one place at one time.

The Organising Committee have chosen a fitting location; given South Australia was the first State to give women the right to vote, the first State to enable women to stand for parliament and the first State to appoint a female Justice to the Supreme Court.

AWL 2014 features an exciting programme that includes an awe-inspiring line up of keynote speakers, topical plenaries, educational sessions and plenty of opportunities to network with peers. Sessions include a keynote from Christine Nixon, the former chief commissioner of Victoria Police,  who will discuss her experience with organisational change and succeeding in a male dominated workforce.

Fiona McLeod SC will address the topic of NARS Report - The Business Benefits of Diversity and there are a number of panel discussions addressing topics such as Gender Bias & the Law, Social Media and Innovative Practices.

Not just about work…

The Conference would not be complete without a number social events that are a must in the delegate calendar. A pre-conference wine tour has been planned on 3 October to take delegates through the Adelaide Hills - including stops at Udder Delights, Bird in Hand, Barrister’s Block and a delightful lunch at the Lane Vineyard.

The Welcome Reception will take place on the same day during twilight on the Riverbank Promenade overlooking the Torrens River; and the ‘not to be missed’ AWL National Gala Dinner presented by Duncan Basheer Hannon will take place at the newly developed Adelaide Oval on Saturday 4 October. Highlights of the dinner include MC Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello and special guest speaker Rabia Siddique - who will have all engaged and inspired by her story; and there will also be the announcement of the prestigious Gordon and Jackson AWL Award winner.

Registration to attend AWL 2014 is open. Please visit www.aomevents.com/AWL2014 for further details on the Conference and how to register.

Amy Challans (pictured) is the president of Australian Women Lawyers. 

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Be inspired, and challenged
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
protest
06:05
High Court overturns ‘excessive’ anti-protest legislation
Bob Brown’s recent victory in the High Court over the Tasmanian government was a win for fundament...
Blocked
06:04
Changes to Australian citizenship laws blocked
Attempts to beef up the requirements to obtain Australian citizenship were thwarted this week, after...
Warning
06:03
Lawyers warn against mandatory sentencing measures amid political jeers
Mandatory sentencing has become a topic for politicians on both sides of Federal Parliament to jostl...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...