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

Practice in Geelong: Pathways, Purpose, and Possibilities
Date
19 November 2019
Time
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, L51 Little Malop Street, Geelong VIC 3220
VWL is proud to continue its commitment to engaging with lawyers in regional and suburban Victoria and to highlighting the diverse career pathways and practice possibilities available to women lawyers, including those from and/or based in regional or suburban areas. Featuring female practitioners working in an impressive variety of legal roles, the panel will consider the multitude of employment pathways, unique benefits, challenges, and rewards, and the successes of female practitioners in Geelong. All panel members currently work in Geelong and will facilitate a candid conversation with attendees about regional practice during this exciting panel discussion and networking evening.
Annual General Meeting 2019
Date
26 November 2019
Time
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Venue
Herbert Smith Freehills, Level 42, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne
The 2019 VWL Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 26 November 2019 at 5:30pm at Herbert Smith Freehills, Level 42, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne. Please click \'More information\' to view the Notice of Annual General Meeting, Agenda, information regarding Executive Committee elections and AGM proxy form.
VWL end of year celebration
Date
26 November 2019
Time
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue
Herbert Smith Freehills, Level 42, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne

VWL is delighted to invite members and guests to celebrate VWLs achievements over the past year. The end of year celebration will feature canapés, drinks and live music. Spaces are limited, so please register now to avoid disappointment. VWL is thrilled to support not-for-profit, SisterWorks again this year to raise much needed funds for women with migrant, asylum seeker and refugee backgrounds. SisterWorks will be operating a stall at the end of year celebration with a range of handmade products including homewares, accessories and jewellery available for sale. We encourage all guests to bring their wallets and get an early start on festive shopping. Find out more about SisterWorks here: www.sisterworks.org.au

PAST EVENTS

13 November 2019
Family Law Reform Panel Discussion and CPD Event
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