Celebrating the achievements of Victorian women
in the law since 1996

Member benefits

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.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Attend events aimed at broadening knowledge of the law and legal practice, and earn CPD points for attendance at qualifying VWL events.

REWARDING PROGRAMS


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.

CONNECTION OPPORTUNITIES


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.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT


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.


PEER SUPPORT


Grow from mentoring and peer support via committee work and an expanding base of contacts in the legal industry.

DIVERSE COMMITTEES


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)

IMPORTANT PROJECTS


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.

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MEMBERSHIP PRICING

In recognition of the impacts of COVID-19 on our members' engagement with VWL, VWL has elected to discount its membership fees for all members who will attend VWL's events via digital means only for any part of the 2020-2021 membership year. These discounted fees are set out below.

Voting Member Fees
City: $70.40
Rural/Regional/Suburban: $49.28
City sponsor employees*: $49.28
Regional sponsor employee**: $34.32
Sponsor trainee/grad: $0

Non-Voting Member Fees
Associate: $37.60
Student (LLB, JD or PLT): $21.56

*Available to employees of a VWL sponsor based in Melbourne's CBD, Community Legal Centre employees and members of Women Barristers' Association.
** Available to employees of a sponsor based in regional or suburban Victoria
(all prices are per annum and include GST)

The 2020-2021 membership year runs from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

Early bird membership available from 1 May 2020 (get two months' membership free!)
Membership form available here