Annual WLWA Honours Dinner

OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER 

This year we will benefit from a keynote speech from Diana Bryant, AO, retired Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia, and founding member of Women Lawyers of Western Australia

WOMAN LAWYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 

Each year we present awards in 4 categories (subject to Committee discretion):

  • Woman Lawyer of the Year
  • Senior Woman Lawyer of the Year
  • Junior Woman Lawyer of the Year
  • Rural, Regional and Remote Woman Lawyer of the Year 

Details of the selection criteria and nomination forms are available via our website. 

Nominations are NOT limited to women in practice as solicitors and barristers. Women working in other areas of the law such as public service, research and academia can also be nominated. 

HONOURS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 

From 2018, the Committee has resolved to institute two categories of recognition of women's achievements in the law.

CATEGORY 1: HONOURS

Women who have been appointed as a judge, magistrate or senior counsel in Western Australia will be mentioned by name at our dinner, presented with a gift and their professional achievements detailed in the booklet published at the Honours Dinner. 

This year we will be honouring: 

    • Diana Bryant AO, retiring Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia
    • Judge Annette Schoombee, retiring from the District Court of Western Australia
    • The Honourable Justice Gail Archer, appointed to the Supreme Court of Western Australia
    • The Honourable Justice Katrina Banks-Smith, appointed to the Federal Court
    • Acting Justice Jennifer Smith, appointed to the Supreme Court of Western Australia
    • Judge Belinda Londsdale, appointed to the District Court of Western Australia
    • Judge Fiona Vernon, appointed to the District Court of Western Australia
    • Judge Kate Glancy, appointed to the District Court of Western Australia
    • Magistrate Belinda Coleman, appointed to the Magistrates Court of Western Australia
    • Amanda Burrows, appointed Senior Counsel

CATEGORY 2: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

To ensure that we acknowledge the achievements of women in all areas of the law and all typre of practice, this year we will be introducing a category of formal acknowledgements. Women who will be acknowledged will have their achievements listed in the booklet published at the Honours Dinner and on our website following the event. Acknowledgements are made at the discretion of the WLWA committee and subject to the committee being notified of the relevant achievement. Acknowledgements may be given for the folllowing occuring in the year preceeding the Honours Dinner: 

  • Appointments as Registrar of Principal Registrar at a Court in Western Australia;
  • Appointments as SAT Member, Assessor, Commissioner (in various commissions) and like judicial or quasi-judicial appoinements;
  • Appointments as Soicitor General, Director of Public Prosecutions, Public Trustee and like senior public service postions;
  • Appointments as Board Chair, CEO, Partner of a firm, Dean of Law and like senior management positions.

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Details

Event date 16 Mar 2018, 6:45 pm
Event End Date 16 Mar 2018, 11:30 pm
Registration Start Date 29 Jan 2018
Available places -1
Cut off date 28 Feb 2018, 11:00 am
Location Crown Towers
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