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

Coming to the Bar: Online Panel Discussion and Networking
Date
19 October 2021
Time
7:45am - 9:00am
Venue
Digital webinar - registered attendees will receive a link via email 24 hours before the 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.
Free for members and non-members
This event is supported by Svenson Barristers and the Women Barristers' Association
Alternative Legal Career Pathways
Date
20 October 2021
Time
Every Wednesday 8am
Venue
​Instagram Live – @victorianwomenlawyers
We're told that the law opens many doors, but what alternative pathways are available outside the traditional law firm setting? Join us on Instagram Live each Wednesday morning for 4 weeks, for a discussion on different pathways available within the law, from the traditional to the innovative.

DATES:
Wednesday, 29th Sep at 8am - Katherine
Wednesday, 6th Oct at 8am - Catherine
Wednesday, 13th Oct at 8am - Niti
Wednesday, 20th Oct at 8am - Fiona

TIME: 8:00am – 8:45am
FORMAT: Instagram Live – @victorianwomenlawyers
PRICE: Free for VWL members and non-members
Victorian Women Lawyers Association Inc. 2021 AGM and 25th Anniversary Keynote
Date
24 November 2021
Time
5:15pm - 6:50 pm
Venue
Online

Please join us on Wednesday, 24 November 2021 at 5:15pm for the 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Victorian Women Lawyers Association Inc (VWL). VWL encourages all members to attend the AGM.

Following the AGM, VWL is delighted to present a short keynote video in celebration of VWL's 25th Anniversary presented by key female leaders in our profession, and current and former leaders of VWL.

TIME: 5:15pm - attendees to log on to the link for quorum purposes
5:30pm sharp - 6:30pm VWL AGM
6:30pm - 6:50pm - keynote

PAST EVENTS

12 October 2021
Women in the Law with Diverse Abilities Part 1
05 October 2021
Women Barristers Association - Gender Equitable Briefing: Strategies for Improving Briefing Rates
31 August 2021
Confident Conversations: Founding your own firm - Legal start-ups in regional and suburban Victoria
25 August 2021
Sexual Harassment Workshop
18 August 2021
2021 Warren Moot Launch
04 August 2021
Remaining Resilient – Panel Discussion & Mental Health Workshop
28 July 2021
Government and Public Law Networking for Lawyers and Law Students
16 July 2021
Book Launch - Empowering Women: From Murder and Misogyny to High Court Victory
03 June 2021
2021 Members & Guests Evening
21 April 2021
Mindfulness Series: Yoga and Meditation (21st April 2021)
14 April 2021
Mindfulness Series: Yoga and Meditation (14th April 2021)
07 April 2021
Mindfulness Series: Yoga and Meditation (7th April 2021)
31 March 2021
Brazen Hussies Film Screening with live Q&A
26 November 2020
2020 AGM and End of Year Keynote
08 October 2020
Beyond Graduation: Legal Careers in the Suburbs
07 October 2020
Alternative Legal Pathways: 5 Week Series on Instagram Live
03 September 2020
Law Student Mentoring Program - Powerful Mentoring Techniques with Clare Monger of K & L Gates
01 September 2020
Mabu Mabu damper-making workshop with Meriam chef, Nornie Bero
27 July 2020
Launch of the 2020 Law Student Mentoring Program
08 July 2020
Networking and Working Remotely - How to Survive and Thrive from Home
24 June 2020
Clerkship and Graduate Masterclass: free online panel discussion with Clayton Utz
05 June 2020
Work-Life Integration and the Future of Work: Free Webinar with the Remote Expert
11 March 2020
The World Post-Marriage Equality: Issues Affecting Rainbow Families and the LGBTIQA+ Community
04 March 2020
Dame Roma Mitchell Memorial Lunch 2020
26 November 2019
Annual General Meeting 2019
26 November 2019
VWL end of year celebration
19 November 2019
Practice in Geelong: Pathways, Purpose, and Possibilities
13 November 2019
Family Law Reform Panel Discussion and CPD Event
10 October 2019
Alternative Legal Pathways - Networking Breakfast and Panel Discussion
09 October 2019
Ethical Intuition: Navigating Ethical Challenges in Government
02 October 2019
Lesbia Harford Oration with Bri Lee
11 September 2019
Share the Dignity: Networking and Donation Drive
10 September 2019
Warren Moot 2019
04 September 2019
2019 Warren Moot Launch - Advocacy Training
28 August 2019
Cross-Industry Networking with guest speaker Sarah Holloway
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
28 March 2019
The Modern Slavery Act - Domestic servitude and modern slavery in our backyard... RE-OPEN!
20 November 2018
Young, Female and Homeless A Panel Discussion
10 October 2018
VICTORIAN WOMEN LAWYERS WELLBEING SERIES PART 2: NON-DOING WORKSHOP
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
17 May 2018
Geelong Networking Event
10 April 2018
Facing the double ceiling
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
31 August 2017
Homelessness and the Law: A Panel Discussion
26 July 2017
Inspiring Your Career Your Way
18 July 2017
Integrity in the Public Sector: Reflections on Anti-Corruption Initiatives, Gender, and Power
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
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
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
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
11 May 2016
PROGRESSION AND PROMOTION FOR WOMEN LAWYERS IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE
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