Celebrating the achievements of Victorian women
in the law since 1996
SOCIAL JUSTICE FORUM
Exchange views on social justice issues affecting women working in the law, women coming into contact with the law and women generally, via film screenings and expert panel discussions.
Attend events aimed at broadening knowledge of the law and legal practice, and earn CPD points for attendance at qualifying VWL events.
Participate in programs specially designed to facilitate women’s advancement in the law, such as the annual Law Student Mentoring Program and the Warren Moot, the only all-woman mooting competition in Australia.
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.
Attend events aimed at assisting women lawyers to develop their careers. Regular annual topics cover coming to the Bar, progression for women lawyers in government and career motivation.
Grow from mentoring and peer support via committee work and an expanding base of contacts in the legal industry.
Get involved in a diverse range of committee activities and represent women lawyers on legal issues affecting women. Learn about committee governance, gain experience in leadership and teamwork, and earn CPD points for committee participation.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
- VWList, a monthly post of VWL news and member updates
- VWL’s interactive website
- Regular email communications throughout the year
- Portia, our annual journal (issued in November each year)
Shape the law and effect change in the legal profession and for women by conducting research into areas of law reform, developing parliamentary submissions and working on community projects like our Women Migrants Legal Information Project’s radio broadcasts.
BECOME A MEMBER
Voting Member Fees
City barrister or solicitor: $88
Australian university law graduate: $88
City sponsor employees*: $61.60
Regional sponsor employee**: $$42.90
Sponsor trainee/grad: $0
Non-Voting Member Fees
Student (LLB, JD or PLT): $26.95
The 2022-2023 membership year runs from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.Early bird membership available from 1 May 2022 (get two months' membership free!)
Your VWL membership is valid in the financial year you have paid, unless early bird registration is open for the new financial year. If you have paid your membership prior to the new financial year, or early bird registration, your VWL membership must be renewed.