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.


Empower-HER: Wellbeing Workshop
31 July 2024
6.00pm - 8.30pm
Clarence Workplace for Professionals, Level 11, 456 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000
“EmpowerHER”– Wellbeing workshop

Consider these words: Yesterday. Childhood. Culture. Identity. Today. Health. Healing.  Balance. Future…Limitless.

Step into your power with "EmpowerHER," a transformative workshop led by Psychologist & Mental Health Advocate Anushka Phal as she delves into the intricate interplay of cultural identity, mental health and burnout within the legal profession. Anushka brings her extensive expertise and passion to create a supportive environment where participants can explore and address the unique challenges they face in their professional and personal lives.

Through candid discussions and interactive exercises, participants will uncover the profound impact of childhood experiences, cultural values and societal expectations on their career trajectories. This workshop is designed to help legal professionals recognize the deep-rooted influences that shape their professional lives, enabling them to make more informed and authentic career decisions.
01 August 2024
5.30pm - 7.00pm
An informative & practical CPD presentation and panel discussion regarding costs agreements and costs disclosure.

Victorian Women Lawyers is excited to invite you to our "Fair Fees and Costs Agreement" back-to-back CPD presentation and panel discussion.

Understanding costs can be challenging, regardless of whether you're a graduate, junior lawyer, senior practitioner, or partner. This complexity contributes to its status as one of the most heavily litigated areas, often attracting numerous complaints.

Join us for an insightful evening covering all aspects of solicitor client costs disclosure and agreements. The event will be divided into two parts:

    • From 5:30-6:15 pm, Annabelle Ballard and Bridget Kennedy will explore the technical legal requirements for costs agreements and disclosure statements.

    • From 6:20-7:00 pm, our diverse and experienced panelists will discuss what constitutes a good cost disclosure and share practical tips on managing client expectations around costs.

This event may contain content that meets the CPD needs of lawyers, according to the Uniform CPD (Solicitors) Rules 2015. If this session does meet CPD needs, you may claim 1 CPD point for each hour of attendance (breaks not included).

For more information about the event, please refer to our event flyer and website.
2024 - Warren Moot Launch
05 August 2024
5.45pm for a 6pm start
Maddocks Level 25, 727 Collins St, Docklands
A pre-competition launch event and workshop for the VWL Warren Moot.  This event will participants with insights from experienced members of the judiciary and Victorian Bar. Discussion will cover advocacy, preparing oral and written submissions, and courtroom etiquette.

NOTE: Registration to participate in the moot is separate to this launch event and can be accessed through the VWL Projects page.
Menstruation to Menopause: A Panel Event on Womens Health in the Workplace
08 August 2024
5.30pm - 7.30pm
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, Level 21, 380 La Trobe Street Melbourne VIC 3000
VWL is proud to be partnering with Maurice Blackburn lawyers to bring to life this expert panel event on women's health. We will hear from the panelists on what workplaces can be doing to provide greater support for women’s health concerns in the workplace, and how employees can have these often sensitive and difficult conversations in the workplace.

It is recognised that the current legislative work rights do not account for the support required for women experiencing pain and discomfort in the workplace. Women health concerns range from painful periods to reproductive health, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, miscarriages and perimenopause. In a time where women’s health and pain are finally at the forefront of policy and discussion, our panelists will share their insights and experiences on what can be done now to improve the workplace for women experiencing health issues.

The event will be moderated by VWL President, Jo Abraham and include an incredible panel of speakers including Jessica Heron (Maurice Blackburn), Imogen Szumer (Maurice Blackburn), Mona Emera (Emera Family Law) and Natalie Moore (Own Your Health Collective).


08 May 2024
Unlocking the Power of Social Media: Strategies for Building Your Legal Brand and Networks
20 March 2024
Practising Law with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities: Empowerment, Identity and Culture
20 March 2024
ONLINE ONLY - Livestream - Practising Law with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities: Empowerment, Identity and Culture
07 March 2024
IWD Dame Roma Mitchell Memorial Lunch 2024
28 November 2023
2023 - AGM & End of Year Celebration
18 November 2023
Australian Women Lawyers (AWL) Annual General Meeting
17 November 2023
Geelong Networking Event - Bringing the Legal Community Together
19 October 2023
ONLINE ONLY - Livestream Building your community
18 October 2023
Professional Mentoring Launch
05 October 2023
Wellbeing - Clarity Roadmap Workshop
07 September 2023
Reproductive Justice: Workplace rights & obligations
06 September 2023
Briefing for Balance - Equitable Briefing Dinner
23 August 2023
2023 - Warren Moot Launch
26 July 2023
2023 - VWL & WBA Law Student Mentoring Launch
19 July 2023
Difficult Conversations at Work: An Online Panel Discussion
17 May 2023
Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave: a step in the right direction but more needs to be done
04 May 2023
Members & Guests 2023
19 April 2023
Flourishing Workshops - Fear(Less) You Masterclass & Package Deal
17 March 2023
Managing and Preventing Vicarious Trauma in the Law - Interactive Panel Discussion
29 November 2022
Victorian Women Lawyers Association Inc 2022 AGM
08 September 2022
2022 Lesbia Harford Oration
01 September 2022
2022 Warren Moot Launch
31 August 2022
Diverse Legal Career Pathways in the Public Sector
05 August 2022
Australian Women Lawyers 2022 Conference
28 July 2022
2022 Professional Mentoring Launch
21 July 2022
Conscious Leadership & the Law
27 June 2022
Confident Conversations: Pay & Promotions
25 May 2022
Women in Law with Diverse Abilities - Part 2
23 May 2022
Empowering Women Book Launch
20 April 2022
Stop the Expansion of the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre
06 April 2022
Return to Work Guide Launch
24 November 2021
Victorian Women Lawyers Association Inc. 2021 AGM and 25th Anniversary Keynote
20 October 2021
Alternative Legal Career Pathways
19 October 2021
Coming to the Bar: Online Panel Discussion and Networking
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
21 September 2021
VWL & WBA Law Student Mentoring Program Launch
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
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
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
19 October 2017
18 October 2017
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
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
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
24 May 2016
19 May 2016
Family Violence in Australia - Migrant women slip through the cracks
11 May 2016
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