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

Remembering Ms Dhu: Incarceration of Indigenous Women
Date
18 August 2016
Time
12.45pm registration, 1.00pm-2.00pm panel discussion and questions from audience
Venue
Allens, Level 37, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000
Ms Dhu, a Yamatji woman, died on August 4, 2014, at 1.39pm of septicaemia and pneumonia while in police custody for outstanding fines of A$3,622. Under Western Australian law, fine defaulters can be jailed and “pay down” their fines at a rate of A$250 per day in custody. While approximately two percent of the Australian female population identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, Indigenous women make up one third of the female prison population and are the fastest growing sector of the prison population in Australia. Join us for a panel discussion that examines this important social justice issue.
Resourcing Yourself: Professionally and Personally
Date
24 August 2016
Time
5.30pm - registrations 6.00pm – 7:30 pm: panel discussion
Venue
Nicholes Family Lawyers Level 12 460 Lonsdale Street Melbourne
Noting the unique issues and stresses that arise in the practice of family law this event is aimed at minimising the risk of vicarious trauma to family law, personal injury and medical negligence lawyers and allied professionals such as psychologists, family reporters and HR professionals in their dealings with clients.

PAST EVENTS

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