Rachel Green of Confident Woman Australia has provided WLWA with the following information.

Confident Woman Australia is dedicated to self-confidence and self-esteem for Australian Women across the life span. Confident Woman Australia maintains an interactive website that everyone can join, blogs, quizzes, forums, tips, articles, and opportunities to ask questions. It is particularly geared to working professional women who want more self-confidence in the board room, the court room, the lecture room, and so on.

Confident Woman Australia has a forum for women in academia (Rachel Green has been an academic) and has now opened a forum for women in law.

If you would like further information, go to http://www.confident-woman.com.au.

WLWA is interested in your feedback about this organisation.

Women Lawyers of Western Australia (Inc.) is holding its annual function for Women Articled Clerks to Meet the Judiciary. The function will be held in the District Court building on Thursday 8 October 2009 from 5.15pm-7.00pm.

This annual event provides an excellent opportunity for female articled clerks to meet WLWA members and members of the judiciary face to face and engage with them in a social setting.

For more information or to RSVP to the function, please click on this link to the flyer.

Attached is the WLWA Newsletter September 2009, "Without Prejudice".

Happy reading!

WLWA congratulates member, and former committee member, Janine Pritchard on her appointment as the new deputy president of the State Administrative Tribunal.

For further information about Ms Pritchard and her appointment, see the Attorney-General's media release at:

http://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/Results.aspx?ItemID=132009

Attached is the application / renewal membership form for Women Lawyers of Western Australia Inc for the  financial year 2010-2011. 

Please take care when completing the membership form, and in particular, take care to write your email address legibly. We use the email addresses from membership forms to let members know of forthcoming events.

As we did for the 2009-2010 financial year, we offer discounted membership fees to women who are in paid employment on a part time basis or less. Please note that if you want to take advantage of this discounted rate on the basis that you are in part time (or less) paid employment, we ask you to complete the statutory declaration attached to the membership form. (There is no need to complete the statutory declaration if you are not claiming the discount.)

Read more: Membership Form 2010-2011 →

Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, and the Minister for the Status of Women, Tanya Plibersek, have welcomed the entry into force in Australia of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

The Protocol will strengthen the rights of Australian women and provide a further measure to
protect them against discrimination. From today, Australian women will be able to make representations to the CEDAW Committee, once all domestic avenues have been exhausted, where they believe their rights under the Convention have not been respected.

WLWA alone and through our work with the Law Society encouraged the Law Society Council to support the signing of this important protocol. It is good to see some success from our labours.

Read more: Australia Strengthens Women's Rights →

Workplace bullying remains a distressingly common topic.

Bullying between women in the workplace is the subject of the attached article, The Sister Act, published in the Weekend Australian Jan 31 - Feb 1 2009. It reminds me of Madeleine Albright's comment - there is a place in hell reserved for women who don't help other women.

(Apologies for the quality of the scanned image. If you have access to The Australian, it is easier to read in the original.)

Courts and tribunals in Western Australia, Australia and Internationally based.

Read more: Courts and Tribunals →

Sites relating to rights, standards and conditions.

Read more: Rights, Standards and Conditions →

Western Australia legal associations, groups and organisations.

Read more: Western Australia Legal Associations →

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