AWL Conference 2016

The Australian Women Lawyers National Conference (AWL 2016) is being hosted, for the first time, in Perth from 8-10 April 2016 at the Crown Perth complex. 

AWL 2016 brings together female practitioners, leaders and senior professionals from across the Australian legal sector to form new relationships, discuss ideas and learn from industry leaders. A signature event on the calendar of the Australian legal profession – the Conference will see managing partners, senior counsel, barristers, academics, in house counsel, public sector practitioners and female judicial officers in one place at one time.

The conference program includes a formal Welcome Reception at the Federal Court judges' balcony, overlooking the iconic Swan River and a premier Gala Dinner.

Some of the speakers include:

    • Jennifer Batrouney QC is the President of the Tax Bar Association
    • Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment, Minister for Women and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
    • Professor Rosalind Croucher, President Australian Law Reform Commission
    • The Honourable Justice Antony Siopis, Federal Court of Australia
    • Caroline Kirton QC, Chair of the Law Council’s Equal Opportunity Committee
    • Leah Marrone, President, Women Lawyers’ Association of South Australia
    • The Hon. Justice Carmel McLure, President of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Western Australia
    • Fiona McLeod, Senior Counsel at the Victorian Bar
    • The Hon. Michael Mischin MLC, Attorney General; Minister for Commerce
    • Jane Needham SC, NSW Bar
    • Pia Turcinov, GAICD Innovation Strategist, Business Facilitator and Company Director
    • Elspeth Hensler, Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers and President Australian Women Lawyers

For further information on AWL 2016, including how to register (and claim up to 6 CPD points for the next CPD year), topics and list of speakers please log onto the conference website here

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