GENDER ON THE AGENDA: A SURVEY OF THE VICTORIAN LEGAL PROFESSION VWL has launched Gender on the Agenda: A Survey of the Victorian Legal Profession and is seeking responses by Monday 15 October 2018. The pay gap in the legal sector is close to 30%. This is partially explained by occupational segregation but that’s not the full explanation. Women make up only 10% of CEOs or managing partners in law firms but account for 70% of the industry including the majority of junior lawyers. Gender on the Agenda aims to help us understand when and how women lawyers encounter the pay gap and how and why it becomes entrenched.
VWL are seeking input from all employers on pay gap analysis, PAE levels, parental and carer leave policies, flexible work practices, career progression and pay transparency. Employers will also have the option of sharing their de-identified policies to contribute towards the development of best practice guidelines. Those employers leading the way will have the option of nominating for the inaugural VWL Pay Equity Award.
NOTICE OF 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Victorian Women Lawyers Association Inc. (VWL) will be held on: Wednesday 28 November 2018 at 5:30pm at Holding Redlich, Level 8, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria. All members are welcome to attend the AGM. However, to assist with catering and seating arrangements, we would be grateful if you could please let us know in advance if you are planning to attend. Please register to attend at www.vwl.asn.au/events. Only current ordinary members are eligible to vote at the AGM and to nominate for Executive Committee positions. Members intending to vote are requested to confirm that their membership status is that of an ordinary member. If you have not yet renewed your membership for the 2017-18 financial year, VWL encourages you to do so now. Members who are unable to attend the meeting but who wish to appoint a proxy can do so using the enclosed appointment of proxy form.
2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION Victorian Women Lawyers is proud to join Holding Redlich in hosting the 2018 VWL Annual General Meeting and Christmas Celebration. The AGM will commence at 5:30pm sharp, during which the Executive Committee will report on another busy and successful year and members will also have the opportunity to formally elect our new leadership team for 2019. VWL encourages all members to attend the AGM.
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