Attend events aimed at broadening knowledge of the law and legal practice, and earn CPD points for attendance at qualifying VWL events. Connect with colleagues in the legal profession and other professional associations – such as the Women Barristers’ Association and Women in Finance – via networking events and cross-industry conferences.

CURRENT EVENTS

Addressing Unconscious Bias
Date
14 September 2016
Time
12.45pm registration, 1.00pm-2.00pm training session
Venue
Hall & Wilcox, Level 11, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street Melbourne
Join us for training to gain practical understanding of unconscious bias theory and how it affects decision-making in the workplace. Participants will have the opportunity to develop strategies for addressing unconscious bias issues. Training will be conducted by Laura Douglas (Senior Associate at Justitia) and Natasha Toholka (Partner at Hall & Wilcox).
Flexibility and teams: making it work together
Date
15 September 2016
Time
6:15pm: registration 6:30pm: panel presentations and discussion 7:30pm: drinks & refreshments
Venue
Lander and Rogers Lawyers Level 12, 600 Bourke Street Melbourne
EVENING PANEL DISCUSSION
Despite the many benefits to firms, clients and lawyers of working flexibly, women lawyers wanting this option can face a number of challenges to succeeding as flexible workers. These include team dynamics, client attitudes and unconscious bias. VWL presents a workshop for lawyers and managers on making flexible working work for their teams and themselves. We have gathered a panel of accomplished women lawyers who have made flexibility work - as lawyers, managers and colleagues. These fantastic women are happy to share their experience with managers and team members alike. Host and MC: Patrizia Mercuri, Partner at Lander & Rogers
Victorian Women Lawyers turns 20
Date
20 October 2016
Time
6.30-10.30pm
Venue
The Bank on Collins, 394 Collins St, Melbourne
Join us for a very special celebration
Since 1996, Victorian Women Lawyers has assisted women working in the law and promoted the interests of women through the law, with great success. Pay by credit card at https://vwl.asn.au/events or by contacting Judy Nutter, VWL Administrator contact@vwl.asn.au or 03 9607 9390 Price includes entertainment, finger food and drinks throughout the evening
 

PAST EVENTS

24 August 2016
Resourcing Yourself: Professionally and Personally
18 August 2016
Remembering Ms Dhu: Incarceration of Indigenous Women
27 July 2016
CULTURALLY SENSITIVE LEGAL ADVICE: FAMILY LAW AND FAMILY VIOLENCE
19 July 2016
Tackling Sexism, Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination in the Workplace
13 July 2016
Climbing the career ladder: Panel discussion about career progression for women in the legal industry
29 June 2016
Gender, Sexuality and the Legal Profession
09 June 2016
Launch of Law Student Mentoring Program 2016 with the Honourable Justice Rita Zammit
27 May 2016
BENDIGO NETWORKING LUNCHEON
24 May 2016
2016 MEMBERS & GUESTS EVENING
19 May 2016
Family Violence in Australia - Migrant women slip through the cracks
12 May 2016
Geelong Networking Drinks
11 May 2016
PROGRESSION AND PROMOTION FOR WOMEN LAWYERS IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE
06 April 2016
Not Yours To Share- Legal responses to non-consensual distribution of private sexual material
03 March 2016
Regional women lawyers afternoon reception at Government House
25 February 2016
VWA/WBA Female Barristers Networking Lunches
24 February 2016
Women Lawyers Networking Evening