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

Changes to Privacy and Information Sharing: How it Affects You
Date
22 August 2018
Time
7.15am to 7.45am: Networking and breakfast; 7.45am to 8.45am: Panel discussion and Q&A
Venue
Russell Kennedy Lawyers, Level 12, 469 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Information sharing within the public sector became a focus following the tragic death of Luke Batty, and subsequently formed a large part of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.  Since the Royal Commission, the Victorian Government has allocated significant resources to improving information sharing within government.  Join VWL, together with Russell Kennedy Lawyers, for an exciting panel discussion moderated by Rachel Dixon, Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner, that will bring audience members up to speed with the changes and how information is best and appropriately shared.
Australian Women Lawyers (AWL) National Conference
Date
24 August 2018
Time
9:00am to 5:00pm
Venue
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth 61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney
On 24-26 August 2018, AWL will be hosting their 7th national conference at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.  This will be the highlight conference for female practitioners, leaders and senior professionals across the Australian legal sector.  The theme for the AWL National Conference is ‘Investing in the Future’.  This theme will capture current issues of innovation and technology and the law, including the utilisation of innovation and technology as an essential tool for new and senior lawyers in the furthering of diversity and inclusion, quality leadership, best practice, flexible work options, the achievement of policy and law reform, and attainment of access to justice.  The conference program includes a formal Welcome Reception for all delegates and a Gala Dinner at which the Australian Women Lawyers Award will be presented.

PAST EVENTS

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