CPD Seminars

WLWA and sponsor, Clyde & Co, are proud to present this informative and interactive CPD seminar on Tuesday 29 March 2016 at 4:45pm for a 5pm start.

With Cathryn Urquhart chairing (and presenting with) a panel of high calibre speakers - Jenny Thornton and Jonathon Huston - this is an event not to be missed! Learn from an experience panel about what role a coach, a mentor and/or a sponsor can play in your career progression. Read the impressive bios on the back of the flyer.

Network before and after the seminar with our impressive panel (read their impressive bios on the back on the flyer) with our sponsor providing drinks and nibbles.

Where:     Clyde & Co, Level 28, 197 St Georges Tce, Perth

When:      Tuesday 29 March 2016 from 4.45pm to 6.15pm for a 5pm start

CPD:        1 point in Competency Area 1 - Practice Management

Cost:        WLWA Members: $45 (members must login first before registering to receive this special price)

               Non-members:    $75

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Event date 29 Mar 2016, 4:45 pm
Event End Date 29 Feb 2016, 6:15 pm
Registration Start Date 09 Feb 2016, 9:00 am
Cut off date 29 Mar 2016, 10:00 am
Available places 41
Price $75.00
Location Clyde & Co

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WLWA and sponsor, Mills Oakley, are proud to present this CPD seminar addressing emerging laws concerning the portrayal of body image on Thursday 1 September 2016 at 5:45pm for a 6pm start.

Have you ever seen images of extremely thin women and felt you body image plummet? You are not alone. Countless women experience these issues worldwide. Some governments have decided to take action passing laws that require models to have a minimum BMI and for warnings to accompany any images photo shopped so the models appear thinner.

Speaker Dr Marilyn Bromberg-Krawitz, Senior Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame Australia Law School (Fremantle Campus) and solicitor at Janssen + Maluga Legal, has researched this new and important area of law. She spoke about the topic at a recent Victorian Women Lawyers event and was the invited speaker for the International Women's Day at the University of Melbourne Law School.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear Dr Bromberg-Krawitz share her knowledge on this 'body' of emerging law and to network before, and after, the one hour seminar (nibbles and drinks provided). Invite fellow women lawyers friends by sharing the flyer or this link.

When:      Thursday 1 September 2016 from 5.45pm to 7.30pm for a 6pm start

CPD:        1 point in Competency Area 4 - Substantive Law

Where:     Mills Oakley, Level 2, 225 St Georges Tce, Perth

Cost:        WLWA Members: $45 (members must login before registering to receive this special price)

               Non-members:    $75

 

 

Event date 01 Sep 2016, 5:45 pm
Event End Date 01 Sep 2016, 7:30 pm
Registration Start Date 13 Jul 2016, 8:00 am
Cut off date 01 Sep 2016, 4:00 pm
Available places 12
Price $75.00
Speaker Dr Marilyn Bromberg-Krawitz
Number Hours 1.0 hour (Competency Area 4 - Substantive Law)
Location Mills Oakley

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Working with less: how to get more for women
One-Day CPD Seminar Series - Saturday 8 October 2016
Presented by Women Lawyers of Western Australia Inc and The University of Notre Dame, Australia, School of Law Fremantle

Drop everything for this exciting joint WLWA/UNDA seminar series in Fremantle on Saturday 8 October 2016 from 9am to 4:15pm. Opportunities abound to network at the event and afterwards.

With the national gender pay gap for the legal sector hoovering around the 30-35% mark and clients wanting even more value for money, WLWA wants you to join us and explore ways to more efficiently manage your practice and get ahead.

Open the flyer to see the full programme details, the registration form and more.

Register today by completing the registration form and emailing it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WLWA is delighted to announce the Hon. Justice Lindy Jenkins will be the keynote speaker (Ethical dilemmas for women in the law).

We are also privileged to have Karen Farley SC, Theresa Farmer (Women Lawyer of the Year), Elizabeth Needham, Marie Stokes, Catriona Macleod, Kate McNally, Julianna Shearn, Maria Fifield, Charmaine Tsang, Charmaine Holyoak-Roberts joining us as panellists.

Meet leading Registrars from the superior courts who will share their tips with you - the Registrars of the Supreme Court (recently appointed Principal Registrar Larissa Strk), the District Court (Principal Registrar Shane Melville) and the Family Court of WA (Registrar Leonie Forrest).

With up to 5.5 CPD points on offer, register for these very reasonable prices:

WLWA member:    $270 All Day      $170 Morning Session     $140 Afternoon Session
Non-member:       $400 All Day      $250 Morning Session     $200 Afternoon Session

Morning & afternoon tea and drinks & nibbles at the end are included.

We encourage you to register by completing the registration form in the flyer and emailing it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event date 08 Oct 2016, 9:00 am
Event End Date 08 Oct 2016, 4:15 pm
Registration Start Date 15 Sep 2016, 12:00 am
Cut off date 05 Oct 2016, 10:00 am
Price $270.00
Location University of Notre Dame Australia

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The Networking 201 CPD event on Tuesday 11 October 2016, from 4:15pm to 5:15pm at King & Wood Mallesons (Level 30, QV-1 Building, 250 St Georges Tce, Perth), is designed for the mid-level professional who has had some training and experience with networking. More information is available in the flyer.

1 CPD Point in Practice Managment at the very reasonable price of $45 for WLWA members (who must login to get the discounted price) and $75 for non-members.

This event precedes the WLWA 2016 AGM at 5:30pm at the same location. Members are encouraged to stay for the AGM and drinks that follow to practice your networking.

Please register separately for the WLWA AGM here.

Event date 11 Oct 2016, 4:15 pm
Event End Date 11 Oct 2016, 5:15 pm
Registration Start Date 19 Sep 2016, 6:00 pm
Cut off date 11 Oct 2016, 3:30 pm
Price $75.00
Location King & Wood Mallesons

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This LSWA seminar, Gender Equality: a business issue, seeks to inform everyone that gender equality in the workplace is not just a women's issue - it also makes sense for employers with further benefits to the profession ande the community generally.

This seminar features a cross section of speakers from medium and large sized law and non-law firms and organisations providing practical examples of what gender equality actually means on the ground and in the workplace and the benefits to be obtained both culturally and to the organisation's bottom line.

WLWA members can pay at the Law Society member price of $79 by emailing their registration to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WLWA asks you to encourage others in the legal community, including male partners and workmates, to attend this seminar. 

Further details about the seminar content and speakers can be found here.

The seminar attracts 1.5 points in Competency 1 - Practice Management.

Event date 15 Nov 2016, 9:00 am
Event End Date 15 Nov 2016, 10:30 am
Price $79.00
Location The Law Society of Western Australia

Concerned about the incidence and extent of "elder abuse" in Australia?

This third party event provides the opportunity for practitioners and other interested persons to hear from Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, regarding:

  • the scale of elder abuse in Australia;
  • the scope and progress of the ALRC inquiry (more info below); and
  • the adequacy of existing federal legal responses and future developments. 

About the ALRC Inquiry

In February 2016, the Commonwealth Attorney-General announced an inquiry into laws and frameworks to safeguard older Australians from abuse. The inquiry is being undertaken by the Australian Law Reform Commission. The inquiry will assist the federal government to identify the best way to protect older Australians, while at the same time promoting respect for their rights. It is anticipated that the inquiry will report in May 2017.

The inquiry was launched in the wake of several inquiries into elder abuse in various Australian states, and an inquiry into employment discrimination against older Australians. It has also been discussed at Victoria's Royal Commission into Family ViolenceThe ALRC inquiry will: ...scrutinise existing Commonwealth laws and frameworks which seek to safeguard and protect older persons from misuse or abuse by formal and informal carers, supporters, representatives and others. The inquiry will be broad in scope and consider regulation of areas of federal jurisdiction such as financial institutions, superannuation, social security, aged care and health.

As many laws affecting older people come within the purview of the states and territories - for example the regulation of powers of attorney, wills, and estates - the inquiry will also examine how federal laws interact with relevant state and territory laws. The outcomes of the inquiry promise to recalibrate legal approaches to elder abuse in Australia. 

Register for this external third party event here.

Event: Eminent Speaker Series: Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission
Date: Tuesday 14 February 2017
Time: 5.00 pm registration
5.30 pm – 6.30 pm conversation with Prof Rosalind Croucher AM
6.30 pm – 7.30 pm refreshments
Location: Moot Court, Room 207 and 201
Curtin Law School
57 Murray Street Perth 
Curtin University
RSVP: Please register by Friday 10 February 2017 to confirm your attendance. Early responses are appreciated.
Contact: Foundation Dean of Law Office, Curtin Law School This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CPD

0.5 point x C3: Ethics or Professional Responsibility
0.5 point x C4: Substantive Law

Curtin Law School will maintain an attendance register for this event. Those attending who wish to claim CPD points should sign the register. Attendees should also keep their own records of accrued CPD points as certificates for CPD points will not be issued by Curtin Law School.

 

Event date 14 Feb 2017, 5:00 pm
Event End Date 14 Feb 2017, 7:30 pm
Registration Start Date 01 Feb 2017, 8:00 pm
Location Curtin University Moot Court

Join WLWA for a panel discussion on career paths for women in the legal profession in Western Australia.
The panel discussion will focus on Chapter 2 of the 20th anniversary review on the implementation of the 1994 report of the Chief Justice’s Taskforce on gender bias in the law and the administration of justice in WA, entitled Career Paths for Women in the Legal Profession.

We have pulled together a renowned panel of high profile women with careers spanning various sectors of law in Western Australia, including the independent bar, public service, private practice, in-house and academia: 

  • Chief Justice Diana Bryant AO
  • Justice Janine Pritchard
  • Charmaine Tsang, Partner, Lavan
  • Jodie Hatherly, General Counsel and General Manager Legal, INPEX
  • Kate Offer, Lecturer & Director of Disruption, UWA Law School

The panellists will share their personal experiences as a woman in law and discuss their observations and reflections on the report and their career paths.

You can review Chapter 2 of the report here and the Law Society of Western Australia's response here. We encourage you to come prepared with questions to ask the panellists.

Arrive at 5:00pm for the panel discussion from 5.15pm to 6.45pm.
Followed by drinks and canapés from 6.45pm to 8.00pm.


Cost: Members $50, Non-members $85, Student members $35.

You can join WLWA here.

Here is the event Flyer & the event Feedback Form.

Event date 05 Apr 2017, 5:00 pm
Event End Date 05 Apr 2017, 7:30 pm
Registration Start Date 15 Mar 2017, 2:00 pm
Cut off date 04 Apr 2017, 2:00 pm

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Women are retiring with just over half the superannuation savings of men. Don’t let this ‘not so golden’ financial future be yours.

WLWA invites you to make the most of your income earning potential and to get ahead of the superannuation changes starting 1 July 2017. Join us for a panel discussion on how women lawyers can make more money, can invest their income & maximise their superannuation funds for a comfortable retirement.

A panel of consultants chaired by Charmaine Tsang (partner, Lavan) will share tips & tricks to help you secure a better financial future

  • Maryann McKenna, Principal Consultant at KBE Human Capital
  • Gavin Smith, Business Development at WA Super
  • Carol Lobo, Senior Financial Planner at BT Financial Group 

When: Wednesday 14 June 2017

Time:   Arrive at 5:00pm

             Panel discussion from 5:15pm to 6:15pm

             Followed by drinks and canapés from 6:15pm to 7:30pm

Venue: Lavan, Level 20, 1 William Street, Perth

Cost:    Members $25, Student members $15 & Non-members $75

CPD:   1 CPD point in Practice Management (Competency Area 1)

RSVP: By Monday 12 June 2017.

Register now by clicking the Register or Register a Group button below.

We encourage you to bring any questions you may have to put to the panel.

Event date 14 Jun 2017, 5:00 pm
Event End Date 14 Jun 2017, 7:30 pm
Registration Start Date 28 May 2017, 9:00 pm
Cut off date 13 Jun 2017, 1:15 pm
Available places 50
Location Lavan

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The Networking 301 CPD event on Tuesday 17 October 2017, from 4:15pm to 5:15pm at King & Wood Mallesons (Level 30, QV-1 Building, 250 St Georges Tce, Perth), is run by Cathryn Urquhart designed for the mid-level professional who has had some training and experience with networking. 

1 CPD Point in Practice Managment at the very reasonable price of $45 for WLWA members (who must login to get the discounted price) and $75 for non-members.

This event precedes the WLWA 2017 AGM at 5:30pm at the same location. Members are encouraged to stay for the AGM and drinks that follow to practice your networking.

Please register separately for the WLWA AGM. See flyer here for more information. 

Event date 17 Oct 2017, 4:15 pm
Event End Date 17 Oct 2017, 5:15 pm
Registration Start Date 11 Oct 2017, 9:00 pm
Cut off date 17 Oct 2017, 12:30 pm
Price $75.00
Location King & Wood Mallesons

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Together with UNDA, WLWA is proud to present a day of discovery for women lawyers to focus on their professional practice.  The program will lead participants to the frontiers of legal theory and practice, withs sessions on professional branding, disruptive technologies, "new law" areas like elder law and cyber law and how to manage practice and private life. 

To see the full program, event details, presenters and to register, see the event flyer

Event date 28 Oct 2017, 9:15 am
Event End Date 28 Oct 2017, 4:30 pm
Location University of Notre Dame Australia

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Event date 01 Mar 2018, 5:15 pm
Event End Date 01 Mar 2018, 6:15 pm
Registration Start Date 14 Feb 2018, 12:00 am
Available places 28
Location ADR Centre

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Criminal law for non criminal lawyers flyer

You don’t practice in crime, you may never practice in crime.

But criminal law is a fundamental area of law that crosses over into many practice areas and this session focuses on preparing the non-criminal lawyer for those inevitable criminal law crises.

Join Women Lawyers of Western Australia as we hear experienced criminal lawyers Mara Barone and Alana Padmanabham address some of the criminal law fundamentals for the non-criminal lawyer, and share their perspectives on dealing with unexpected crises that have arisen in their criminal law careers.

Participants are encouraged to come prepared with questions and comments for presenters.

 

Date: Thursday 3 May 2018

When: 5.15pm for 5.30pm start - 6.30pm

Where: Lavan, Level 20, 1 William Street, Perth

Cost: $60 members, $90 non-members

CPD Points: 0.5 points Competency 2 – Professional Skills; 0.5 points Competency 4 – Substantive Law

Presentations will be followed by drinks and canapés.

Door prize sponsored by Dovetail Legal Solutions.

 

Registrations are now open at http://www.wlwa.asn.au/publications/events.html

If you are a member please make sure you log in prior to registering to receive the discounted membership price.

 

About the Speakers

Mara Barone practices exclusively in the area of criminal defence.

Mara Barone 

Mara studied law and arts (psychology) at UWA and completed her articles and her first 2 years of legal practice at Legal Aid WA.  In 2003, Mara commenced working for the Aboriginal Legal Service, working in the Criminal Unit for 8 ½ years.

During her time at the ALS, Mara worked as a criminal lawyer, the solicitor in charge of the Criminal Unit and then as in-house Counsel.

In 2011, Mara completed her Masters of Laws at UWA. In the same year, she made the move into private practice as the Director of Barone Criminal Lawyers.  Mara’s practice is varied and she has represented clients in all jurisdictions from the Children’s Court to the Court of Appeal.  

Mara currently serves as a Commissioner on the Liquor Commission of Western Australia. 

Alana Padmanabham is an experienced criminal defence lawyer presently practicing as a sole practitioner barrister and solicitor.

 

Alana Padmanabham

Alana graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia, and has been practicing in criminal law for over 13 years for the most part as a sole practitioner.

Alana regularly appears as trial and sentencing Counsel in all criminal jurisdictions as well as instructing solicitor in respect of complex and lengthy trial matters.

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Event date 03 May 2018, 5:15 pm
Event End Date 03 May 2018, 6:30 pm
Registration Start Date 10 Apr 2018, 10:00 am
Cut off date 01 May 2018, 11:00 pm
Available places 18
Location Lavan

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Event date 06 Jun 2018, 5:15 pm
Event End Date 06 Jun 2018, 7:00 pm
Price $35.00

Together with University of Notre Dame Australia, Women Lawyers of Western Australia is proud to present a day of discovery for women lawyers to focus on their professional practice. The program will feature four panels of eminent women lawyers in leadership positions, with sessions on ethics, judicial and corporate counsel careers, and substantive law areas like health, employment, OSH and family law. 

Attendees will earn 6 CPD Points and hear from inspiring panelists including the Hon Justices Janine Pritchard and Jennifer Smith, Patricia Cahill SC and many other industry leaders and judicial officers. Drinks and canapes with an opportunity to network is included. 

Topics will range from leading in industry, ethical practice and stories from the bench to what's new in Family, OSH and employment law.  Get the full program for details. 

You can now register via UNDA at this link if paying by credit card.  If you need to pay by direct deposit, please complete this form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you need to pay by cheque, please complete the form and mail it to the addresss supplied. 

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Event date 20 Oct 2018, 9:15 am
Event End Date 20 Oct 2018, 6:00 pm
Location University of Notre Dame Australia

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