WLWA's 2017 Honours Dinner was held on Friday, 10 March 2017 at the Grand Ballroom, Crown Towers. There were 276 guests in attendance and it was wonderful to see so many people attending to celebrate women in law including the honourees and award winners.

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The Dinner celebrated and honoured the appointments of:

  • The Honourable Justice  Banks-Smith, Supreme Court of Western Australia;
  • Magistrate Osborn, Famiyl Court of Western Ausrtalia;
  • Magistrate De Maio, Magistrates Court of Western Australia;
  • Magistrate Johnston, Magistrates Court of Western Australia;
  • Magistrate Longden, Magistrates Court of Western Australia;
  • Carmel Barbagallo SC, on her appointment as Senior Counsel; and
  • Amanda Forrester SC, SC, on her appointment as Senior Counsel.

The achievements of WLWA's former patron, The Honourable Carmel McLure AC QC (retired from the Court of Appeal) and Former Magistrate Jill Vander Wal (retired from the Family Court) were also celebrated.

WLWA is delighted to congratulate the recipients of awards which were announced at the Honours Dinner:

Senior Woman Lawyer of the Year: Dr Jane Power

Woman Lawyer of the Year: Lisa Boston

Rural, Regional and Remote Woman Lawyer of the Year: Lisa Ellery

Junior Woman Lawyer of the Year: Rose-Violet Arrey

Aboriginal Women's Legal Education Trust Scholarship: Emma Garlett

WLWA would like to thank everyone who attended the Honours Dinner especially the sponsors who were John Toohey Chambers (Gold sponsor), Law CPD and Lavan (Silver sponsors), and The College of Law and The ADR Centre (Bronze sponsors).


2018 Honours Dinner

The 2017 Honours Dinner was sold out a week prior to the event so please make sure you book in early next year!

We look forward to seeing you at next year's dinner.


To see the rest of the photographs taken by Monica Defendi Photography on the night, please visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/womenlawyersofwesternaustralia/

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