Monday the 18th of May marks the start of Law Week 2020 - an annual festival created to raise awareness of legal services in the community. This year, Law Week is not only celebrating its 40 year anniversary, but for the first time in the festival’s history it will be brought directly to your home. Discover this year’s program and other events across Australia this year.
Grace Lawson is no stranger to setting ambitious goals for herself; from participating in a recent climbing expedition in the Himalayas to becoming a respected family lawyer after a career in nursing.
In conjunction with the release of her latest online course with LawCPD, “Setting Aside Binding Financial Agreements”, we invited Grace to talk about life, practicing law, and recent developments in family law.
Each March, the Women Lawyers of Western Australia celebrate the achievements of women in the law at their Annual Honours Dinner. The event honours women who have recently been appointed to the bench, and to other significant leadership positions in the legal profession. It is also the night when the winners of the prestigious Woman Lawyer of the Year Awards are announced, as well as the winner of the Aboriginal Women’s Legal Education Trust Scholarship.
There has been a lot of discussion about women in the law recently, particularly the higher attrition rates of women from the profession. But why do women leave the law? And what can we do about it? Our latest infographic explores these issues, and more.