The nominations for the 2009 NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards have been revealed, with the winners to be announced at a gala dinner next Friday, 25 September.
The dinner will be held at WatersEdge in Sydney's Walsh Bay, with High Court Justice Virginia Bell delivering the keynote speech.
Also in attendance will be NSW Governor Marie Bashir, High Court Chief Justice Robert French, NSW Attorney-General John Hatzistergos and NSW Women Lawyers patron Supreme Court Justice Jane Mathews.
Winners will be announced in five categories and a Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented. The judging panel includes representatives from the Attorney-General's Department of NSW, the NSW Bar Association, the Law Society of NSW, the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association and the Women Lawyers Association of NSW.
This year's nominees are as follows:
Woman Lawyer of the Year in Private Practice
* Dianne Banks
* Kristine Hallam Littlewood
* Kylie Matthews
* Maureen Peatman
* Fiona Shand
* Anny Slater
In-house Woman Lawyer of the Year
* Bronwyn Carr
* Prue Gilbert
* Christine Hanson
Woman Lawyer of the Year in a Community Organisation
* Edwina MacDonald
Woman Lawyer Advocate of the Year
* Belinda Barker
* Tina Jowett
Ucoming Woman Lawyer of the Year
* Ruth Chalmers
* Heidi Fairhall
* Sara Gul
Tickets are $175 a head ($155 for WLANSW members) or $1550 for a corporate table of ten. See www.womenlawyersnsw.org.au for registration details.
- Zoe Lyon