Tagged with 'Women Lawyers'

Leaders in Law Interview Series: Dr Michelle Sharpe

Leaders in Law - Michelle Sharpe Interview

Michelle Sharpe has achieved a huge amount in her legal career so far. Since joining the Victorian Bar in 2002 she has co-founded the Health & Wellbeing Committee, been awarded a Doctorate, and most recently, published a book with Lexis Nexis on Unconscionable Conduct in Australian Commercial and Consumer Contracts.

We spoke with Michelle recently about the release of her book, her reasons for becoming a barrister, and her thoughts on wellbeing in the legal profession.

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Leaders in Law Interview Series: Grace Lawson

Leaders in Law - Grace Lawson Interview

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.

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Celebrating the Achievements of Women in the Law

Celebrating Western Australian women in the 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.

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Women in the Law

Women lawyers and barristers

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.

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