Women Lawyers of WA conducts many worthwhile programs, projects and activities and is always looking for enthusiastic members to assist us in this work. 

You can get involved by: 

  1. Becoming a mentor in one of our mentoring programs. See our page for more information or contact our Mentoring Officer via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

  2. Join the Communications and Newsletter Working Group to help publish and produce content for our bi-annual publication "Without Prejudice";

  3. Submit an article to "Without Prejudice";
  4. Join the Law Reform and Social Justice Working Group;

  5. Join the Education and CPD Working Group to help bring interesting and informative speakers to our members and the public. The current project of the working group is finalising the 2017 WLWA CPD calendar;

  6. Join the Social and Networking Working Group to help organise the events that bring women lawyers from througout the state together, including the Women Lawyers Honours Dinner, annual Christmas drinks and other events throughout the year;

  7. Join the Women in the Legal Profession working Group to help raise the profile of women in the law. 

 

I am already a current financial member - how do I renew? 

Membership renewal for current members is available for the upcoming financial year from 1 June each year.  You can check if you are a current member by logging in to the website and heading to the "Check my subscriptions" tab in the "For Members" menu above.

If you are a current member, we will send you a reminder email asking you to renew at the appropriate time. If you have changed your email address since your last renewal, please login to the website and update your details so that we can ensure you receive your reminder. 

 

I was a member but haven't renewed my membership this financial year - is it too late to rejoin? 

No! You can renew your membership at any time by logging in to the website using your previous username and password and heading to the "Check my subscriptions" tab in the "For Members" menu above.

If you have forgotten your username or password, please click the link on the login form for assistance - you will need to provide the email address you used to sign up with us.

If you have forgotten which email address you used to sign up with us, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Why become a member?

Members of WLWA have access to a number of benefits including: 

  • access to professional mentoring programs with senior women lawyers;
  • subscription to our newsletters and bi-annual publication "Without Prejudice" to keep you up to date with news & events relevant to women in the legal profession;
  • access to CPD events organised by WLWA;
  • networking opportunities with women from accross the legal profession;
  • discounts on a number of products including clothing, accessories, wine and flowers; and
  • invitations to social events including the Women Lawyers Honours Dinner, held each year to honour the achievements of women in the legal profession.

Membership to WLWA supports the work of WLWA in a range of important areas, including:

  • women's rights and social justice;
  • law reform; and
  • promotion of women in the legal profession.

We have working groups in each of these areas whose members work tirelessly to bring these benefits to members and women in the legal profession generally. You can join a working group by submitting an expression of interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who can be a member?

Membership of WLWA is open to: 

  • women who have been admitted to practice in Western Australia;
  • women who have obtained a law degree from any Australian university;
  • women who are employed as paralegals; and
  • women who are currently studying a law degree at any university in Western Australia (student membership). 

WLWA offers honourary membership by invitation only.

How do I become a member? 

You can join WLWA by completing an online form and making payment of the subscription fee via PayPal. You will be asked to set up an online account, a profile for inclusion in our member database and a few admin details. 

You can click here to subscribe online for the first time. If you encounter any difficulties, please see our troubleshooting guide or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can pay via a PayPal account or by credit card on the PayPal site. Separate payments by EFT or cheque are accepted, but memberships are not activated until payment is received.

How much does membership cost? 

We have a range of levels of membership to ensure that membership is affordable and available to as many women as possible. The cost ranges from $20 to a maximum of $70. The levels are based on your experience level and hours of work:

  • Student member, Level 1 ($20)- for law students working between 0 and 21 hours per week of paid work.
  • Student member, Level 2 ($35) - for law students engaged in more than 21 hours per week of paid work
  • Ordinary member, Level 1 ($20) - for law graduates who are not yet admitted to practice and working between 0 and 21 hours per week of paid work.
  • Ordinary member, Level 2 ($35) - for law graduates who are not yet admitted to practice and working more than 21 hours per week of paid work.
  • Ordinary member, Level 3 ($25) - for solicitors with less than 5 years experience and working between 0 and 21 hours per week of paid work.
  • Ordinary member, Level 4 ($50)- for solicitors with less than 5 years experience and working more than 21 hours per week.
  • Ordinary member Level 5 ($35) - for solicitors with more than 5 years experience working between 0 and 21 hours per week of paid work.
  • Ordinary member, Level 6 ($70) - for solicitors with more than 5 years experience and working more than 21 hours per week. 

If none of the above categories apply to you, you can still join WLWA as an associate member if you support the objects of WLWA. 

Memberships are valid from the date purchased to the following 30 June.

The cost of your membership to 30 June is halved if you join after 1 January in any year. 

Can my employer pay my membership on my behalf? 

Yes! We are always encouraged to see employers facilitating participation of their women lawyers in our association.

If your employer intends to purchase or renew more than one membership, we encourage firms to use this Firm Sponsored Membership Form, which should be completed and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For single memberships we suggest you obtain a reimbursement from your employer or use a company credit card (if available) to make payment. 

Any other queries about payment can be directed to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How do I renew my membership?

If you are a current member, or have previously had an online membership account/profile, please follow the prompts to renew your registration by clicking here.

Don't forget to check/update your profile before your renew. If you need any help, please contact us

Current members can renew for the coming financial year from 1 June each year. 

If you have any difficulty logging in to your account, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I have further questions about membership. Who can I contact? 

If you have any other queries or want more information about membership of WLWA, please contact our membership officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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2017 will be the third year that WLWA has supported the Murdoch Student Law Society’s Mentoring Program, which is designed to give female students the opportunity to gain a realistic insight into the legal industry. This year, the Program runs the full University year, concluding with a celebratory event hosted by the MSLS during its Women in Law Week in October.

This program can have a significant impact on the career development of mentees, and offers mentors a wonderful opportunity to give back to the profession in a relaxed and flexible way.

WLWA is currently seeking mentors.

If you are interested in acting as a mentor, or are a law student seeking a mentor, please contact our Mentoring Officer, Nikita Barsby, by sending an enquiry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Ad-Hoc Mentoring Programme

WLWA offers an informal and confidential Ad-Hoc Mentoring Programme to its members.

WLWA encourages members to make use of this invaluable programme at any time, to seek support and guidance from senior mentors on issues affecting you. The programme is designed to provide advice or assistance regarding career, employment, self-development or work-lifestyle issues (not legal advice) to members who request to be matched up with a mentor. For example, mentors may be able to provide assistance with respect to information about flexible work arrangements, dealing with bullying or practicing in a certain area of law. WLWA aims to match up mentees with a senior lawyer with experience in the issues in which the mentee requests assistance or advice.

All of our mentors have in excess of 10 years' experience in the profession, and our Mentoring Officer will match you with a mentor who can best assist you with the particular issue or concern you have.

Applications are accepted at any time, and should your issue be urgent, we will endeavor to match you with a suitable mentor as a matter of urgency.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Mentoring Officer by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you have any queries about the programme or how to become involved.

to apply for a mentor

To apply for our Ad-Hoc Mentoring Programme and have a mentor allocated to you, please complete the attached Request for a Mentor form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please provide your full contact details, and indicate if your request is urgent.

Prospective Mentors

We would also be pleased to hear from prospective mentors. Please contact our Mentoring Officer by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your full contact details and the area(s) in which you feel you can and would like to offer mentoring.

 

Advocacy Mentoring Programme

WLWA also offers members an Advocacy Mentoring Programme, devised with The Hon. Christine Wheeler QC AO, with members matched with mentors drawn from the ranks of retired judicial members and some barristers.

This exciting programme is in the second year of a pilot and is the first of its kind in WA. It gives members the opportunity to receive hands-on critique and guidance with respect to their practical advocacy skills, with mentors attending court hearings (in all jurisdictions) with members to observe them during appearances.

Full details on the Advocacy Mentoring Programme are included in the attached Advocacy Mentoring Programme Outline - 2014 and Feedback Form.

TO APPLY

This programme is run annually. Applications for the 2014 Programme are open until 15 January 2014.

Watch this space for the 2016 applications!

Murdoch Student Law Society Mentoring Program

2017 will be the third year that WLWA has supported the Murdoch Student Law Society’s Mentoring Program, which is designed to give female students the opportunity to gain a realistic insight into the legal industry. This year, the Program runs the full University year, concluding with a celebratory event hosted by the MSLS during its Women in Law Week in October.

This program can have a significant impact on the career development of mentees, and offers mentors a wonderful opportunity to give back to the profession in a relaxed and flexible way.

WLWA is currently seeking mentors.

If you are interested in acting as a mentor, or are a student seeking a mentor, please contact our Mentoring Officer, Nikita Barsby, by sending an enquiry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

This online directory serves to provide an easy reference to the areas of practice, experience and qualifications of Women Lawyers Of Western Australia members.

Read more: Find a Member →

Member Retail Benefits Scheme

From 2015, WLWA has been able to offer a variety of discounts at certain exclusive retailers.

Member discounts are for services and products that are aimed at women.  We hope you enjoy them!

members can obtain full details of the retailers and the discounts they offer  by logging in to our website and returning to "Member Benefits Scheme" in the "For Members" menu.

Discounts will be be applied by entering the relevant coupon code listed there.

 

Our participating retailers

 


Regalia Craft

Legal wear

 

Floral Nature

Beauty with Flowers!

 

Bridget Black

Cosmetics and treatments

 

j Cartel

Unique contemporary work wear for modern professional women

 

Green Smoothie Co.

Pre-packed nutrient-dense superfoods delivered to your doorstep for busy people looking to give the best to themselves and their families

 

Cullen Wines

Quality | Integrity | Sustainability 

 

Ava Designs

Ageless elements of days gone by, infused with needs of modern comfort = amazing and affordable garments

 

Amanda Kaye Handbags

Handcrafted leather handbags

 

Perfect Black Dress

Quality all-day dresses for professional women

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