Jo Alilovic

The fabulous Jo Alilovic is a Director of 3D HR Legal which is a  boutique employment law firm in the South west. When asked why she joined the WLWA Committee she says

“ I moved to the south west in 2016 and have become very conscious of the difference in resources between the city and regional/rural areas. I wanted to help bring some of those resources/events to the country. I decided to do this by getting involved in Women Lawyers – as I am passionate about doing what I can to make change in the world of work so that more women stay in high level careers, particularly after starting a family.”

Jo is the Chair of the Women in the Legal Profession Working Group where she works with some amazing women on the working group namely Shemali Samaraweera, Lucy Dickens, Nicole Rajoo, Samantha Gomez, Aleasha Sanchez, Naline Behere. Jo is also our valuable Liaison Officer for Regional, Rural, Remote Women Lawyers. Jo combined these two roles recently when her working group organised the first WLWA regional event in Bunbury in May with guest speaker Judge Julie Wager. It was well attended and received fantastic feedback from attendees. They are currently are looking to hold a second function in October with guest speakers from the south west region.

The Women in the Legal Profession Group is currently working on lots of things:

1.         Sexual harassment survey. We are working on a survey to find out the incidence of sexual harassment in the legal profession in WA. Hoping to have the survey to members in August.

2.         Workplace policies. We are currently researching existing policies with a view to producing template workplace policies on maternity leave and breastfeeding at work that firms without dedicated HR may use. Hoping to have this completed in October.

3.         Confidential Register for Judicial Appointments. We are working to create a register where women who are interested can confidentially express interest in upcoming judicial appointments. This will be completed in line with the website upgrade that is currently occurring, and will go live at the same time.

She has not always been a lawyer and once worked as a travel consultant in the town of Yulara, located next to Uluru.

Jo’s proudest achievements are “In my personal life it would have to be my 3 kids. They drive me nuts, but they are wonderful. Professionally, my proudest achievement is taking a leap of faith and opening my own practice. It’s been incredibly challenging, but also the most rewarding thing I have done as the challenge has led to significant personal growth.”

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