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

Cross-Industry Networking with guest speaker Sarah Holloway
Date
28 August 2019
Time
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue
Black Rabbit Bar, 85 Queen Street, Melbourne
One of VWL’s most popular events, the cross-industry networking event, is back and bigger than ever! VWL members are warmly invited to bring their friends and professional contacts from other industries to enjoy some drinks and canapés and share experiences and build connections with people from outside their own profession.  As with all VWL events, men are also welcome and encouraged to attend. We are thrilled to announce Sarah Holloway, lawyer-turned-“funtrepreneur”, as our guest speaker for the evening. Sarah left her career as a lawyer in 2015 to found the mega-successful Matcha Maiden and Matcha Milkbar. Sarah also has a 5 star rated podcast called ‘Seize the Yay’. Sarah will be speaking to guests about her experience of changing her professional course, turning a side hustle into a full time career and the unique challenges faced by women entrepreneurs. Proudly sponsored by start-up hub LUNA.
2019 Warren Moot Launch - Advocacy Training
Date
04 September 2019
Time
5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Venue
Maddocks, Tower Two, Level 25 727 Collins Street, Melbourne
Victorian Women Lawyers (VWL) is proud to launch to the 2019 Warren Moot with the Advocacy Training Event. There is no moot quite like the Warren Moot. In 2018 VWL doubled the size of Warren Moot and in 2019 VWL is further committed to improving the quality of the competition by holding an advocacy training session for moot participants and general members of the VWL. VWL is delighted to announce that the Honourable Chief Justice Warren AC and the Honourable Justice Zammit will give practical tips and tricks for being a successful advocate. Attendees will be able to participate in an interactive workshop on advocacy and research. VWL encourages all participants in the Warren Moot to attend, together with other interested VWL members. To register for the Warren Moot please visit HERE
Warren Moot 2019
Date
10 September 2019
Time
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue
Maddocks and The Supreme Court of Victoria
Victorian Women Lawyers (VWL) is proud to launch the 2019 Warren Moot. The Warren Moot provides an opportunity for VWL Members to hone their oral and written advocacy skills and is endorsed by the Honourable Marilyn Warren AC QC, Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria. The Semi-Finals and the Grand Final will be held at the Supreme Court of Victoria and judged by current or former members of the judiciary. Participants are invited to a launch of the 2019 competition on 4 September 2019 at Maddocks and will hear from the Honourable Marilyn Warren AC QC and the Honourable Justice Zammit. Register: https://vwl.asn.au/vwl-warren-moot-2019/  
Share the Dignity: Networking and Donation Drive
Date
11 September 2019
Time
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue
Laikon Delicatessen, 324 Bridge Road, Richmond
Share the Dignity is a national not for profit organisation that provides sanitary products to homeless and at risk women. This meets an essential need for women who are in crisis and helps to restore a sense of dignity. We will be raising funds for Share the Dignity through ticket sales for this event as well as collecting donations of unopened pads, tampons and other personal hygiene products at the event.  Please bring along as many items as you can to help support this excellent cause. If you cannot attend this event but would still like to donate to Share the Dignity, please drop your donations to Aitken Partners at Level 28, 140 Williams Street before 5:00pm on 11 September 2019. This event is proudly sponsored by Justitia Lawyers & Consultants. 

PAST EVENTS

14 August 2019
New Law in the Suburbs: a panel discussion on how law firms can enhance productivity and well-being
13 June 2019
VWL and WBA Law Student Mentoring Program
05 June 2019
Speed Networking for Government Lawyers
29 May 2019
Members and Guests Evening with guest speaker Cal Wilson
15 May 2019
An Evening in the North
04 April 2019
Victorian Women Lawyers Wellbeing Series:The Road to Knowing Your Purpose - EVENT AT CAPACITY
28 March 2019
The Modern Slavery Act - Domestic servitude and modern slavery in our backyard... RE-OPEN!
21 March 2019
Access to Justice & the Online World - EVENT AT CAPACITY
15 March 2019
HOW DID YOU DO IT? A PANEL DISCUSSION ON JUGGLING PARENTING AND A CAREER IN CRIMINAL LAW
06 March 2019
Dame Roma Mitchell Memorial Lunch - SOLD OUT!
13 February 2019
The value of Values-Based Contracts with Kim Wright
28 November 2018
2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION- Closed- FUNCTION AT CAPACITY
20 November 2018
Young, Female and Homeless A Panel Discussion
12 November 2018
Financial Security for Women A Panel Event on the Importance of Protecting Your Finances
25 October 2018
Gender on the Agenda: In discussion with Dr Anne Summers AO and Emma Alberici
23 October 2018
Discrimination, Human Rights and Religious Freedoms
12 October 2018
Raising the Bar 2018 Networking Breakfast and Panel Discussion
10 October 2018
VICTORIAN WOMEN LAWYERS WELLBEING SERIES PART 2: NON-DOING WORKSHOP
13 September 2018
CROSS-INDUSTRY NETWORKING EVENT - SOLD OUT!
24 August 2018
Australian Women Lawyers (AWL) National Conference
22 August 2018
Changes to Privacy and Information Sharing: How it Affects You
06 August 2018
An Evening with Court of Appeal Justices - Pamela Tate and Kim Hargrave
28 June 2018
Older Women Lost in Housing
14 June 2018
Ballarat Networking Evening
13 June 2018
VWL Wellbeing Series - Part 1: The Road to Resilience in Law - CLOSED - AT CAPACITY
04 June 2018
Women Leaders in Public Debate: Authentic Leadership - CLOSED - AT CAPACITY
28 May 2018
Sexual Harassment and Secrecy in the Workplace - CLOSED - AT CAPACITY
17 May 2018
Geelong Networking Event
02 May 2018
The Funding Network: Empowering Women - Be Part of Their Journey Creating a Positive Future (please register via the TFN website)
18 April 2018
2018 Members & Guests Evening - registrations closed
10 April 2018
Facing the double ceiling
20 March 2018
Panel Discussion: Employers Supporting Employees Experiencing Family Violence
22 November 2017
VWL Annual General Meeting & Christmas Celebration
26 October 2017
THE LESBIA HARFORD ORATION 2017
19 October 2017
18 October 2017
CULTURALLY SENSITIVE LEGAL ADVICE: FAMILY LAW AND FAMILY VIOLENCE
13 October 2017
Coming to the Bar 2017
28 September 2017
Geelong Event - Mental Health for Law Students and Lawyers
26 September 2017
Reform and Areas of Change for Women and the LGBTI Community
21 September 2017
Ballarat Event - Career Development and Leadership in Regional Victoria - Discussion and Networking Evening
14 September 2017
Celebration for the Honourable Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC (only open to VWL and WBA members)
31 August 2017
Homelessness and the Law: A Panel Discussion
24 August 2017
Speed Networking Evening
18 August 2017
The changing face of law - a global perspective
26 July 2017
Inspiring Your Career Your Way
18 July 2017
Integrity in the Public Sector: Reflections on Anti-Corruption Initiatives, Gender, and Power
06 July 2017
Launch Yourself: Personal Branding for Career Success
27 June 2017
Pregnancy and returning to work in the legal profession
31 May 2017
Prison Songs - Screening and Panel Discussion
29 May 2017
Women in New Law - A Panel Discussion
18 May 2017
Geelong Event - Practical Tips for Negotiating Salaries and Flexible Working Arrangements
17 May 2017
2017 MEMBERS & GUESTS
03 May 2017
Law Student Mentoring Program Launch
30 March 2017
Ballarat Networking Drinks
23 March 2017
Future Public Sector Leaders
15 March 2017
Cultural Diversity in the Legal Profession - A panel discussion on the importance of greater diversity in the legal profession
29 November 2016
2016 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
21 November 2016
Pay Transparency - Good for Women, Good for Business
02 November 2016
Outcomes of the Royal Commission into Family Violence
25 October 2016
Coming to the Bar
21 October 2016
Regional Career Development and Leadership - Shepparton
20 October 2016
Victorian Women Lawyers turns 20
13 October 2016
Closing the gender pay gap: How to negotiate your pay, conditions & employment contract
06 October 2016
Regional Career Development and Leadership - Geelong
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