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

Regional Career Development and Leadership - Geelong
Date
06 October 2016
Time
5:30pm registration, 6.00pm event commences
Venue
The Empire Grill, 66 McKillop St, Geelong
Victorian Women Lawyers is hosting a networking night in Geelong with special guest speaker – Magistrate McGarvie. VWL encourages women lawyers and law students to attend to hear Magistrate McGarvie speak about career development and leadership in a regional area and how young women in the legal profession can become leaders themselves. Refreshments and finger food will be provided. There is no cost for women lawyers or law students to attend this event however places are limited.
Closing the gender pay gap: How to negotiate your pay, conditions & employment contract
Date
13 October 2016
Time
5:30pm: Registration/networking, 6:00pm: Presentations and Q&A
Venue
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, Level 10, 456 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Men in Australia are still paid on average about 17% more than women. Now, more than ever, it is important for women to be equipped with the tools and knowledge to negotiate their pay and conditions. This seminar aims to provide practical advice and tips on the implications of common contractual terms (including bonus and remuneration terms) and how to negotiate better pay and conditions - including how to approach that difficult conversation with your employer. Presenters:
  • Kelly Thomas - Associate, Employment and Industrial Law practice, Maurice Blackburn
  • Jenna Vardi - Associate, Employment and Industrial Law practice, Maurice Blackburn
  • Emily Lupo - Lawyer, Employment Law practice, Maurice Blackburn
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
 
Regional Career Development and Leadership - Shepparton
Date
21 October 2016
Time
5.30pm registration; 6.00pm-8.00pm event and networking
Venue
The Teller Collective, 55 Fryers Street, Shepparton
Victorian Women Lawyers is proud to join with the Goulburn Valley Law Association in hosting a regional networking event in Shepparton. The event is intended to provide an opportunity for lawyers to meet and share experiences. It will enable junior lawyers and law students to make connections in the legal profession and discuss the challenges and rewards of pursuing a legal career. Attendees will be addressed by Suzanna Sheed MP. Ms Sheed practiced law in the Goulburn Valley for more than 30 years before being elected onto the Victorian Parliament in 2014 as the member for the Shepparton electorate. Guests will also hear from a member of VWL\\\'s executive committee regarding VWL’s plans to offer more services for regional female lawyers and law student members, as well as hear from the Law Institute of Victoria Young Lawyers representatives in the Goulburn Valley.
Coming to the Bar
Date
25 October 2016
Time
7:30 am - 9:00 am for panel discussion, breakfast and networking opportunities
Venue
Mr Mason 10/530 Collins Street, Melbourne

Victorian Women Lawyers Networking Committee proudly joins the Women Barristers Association in hosting its annual Coming to the Bar event.

Come along and hear from a panel of engaging speakers who will give you an inside view of life as a barrister including the Bar readers\\\' course, the Bar exam and more.

This will be followed by an opportunity to meet the presenters and other women in the profession over breakfast

 
Outcomes of the Royal Commission into Family Violence
Date
02 November 2016
Time
5:30pm: registration and light refreshments 6:00 pm: panel discussion
Venue
Corrs Chambers Westgarth Level 26, 567 Collins Street, Melbourne
Please join us for a panel discussion on the outcomes of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Our high profile panellists were all involved in advocating for reform during the call for submissions and they join us to share their thoughts on the outcomes of the Royal Commission.  

PAST EVENTS

15 September 2016
Flexibility and teams: making it work together
14 September 2016
Addressing Unconscious Bias
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