Ahead of the WLANSW 70th Anniversary Gala Dinner, we spoke with NSW Change Champion of the Year 2021 and founder of Resolution123, Carly Stebbing. Carly talked to us about her passion for workplace rights and shared her key piece of advice for other aspiring female legal entrepreneurs.
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Ahead of the WLANSW 70th Anniversary Gala Dinner, we spoke with NSW Mentor of the Year 2021, Rebecca Hegarty. Rebecca is passionate about supporting young lawyers and is highly valued by those she mentors. Rebecca talked with us about what sparked her passion for mentoring and shared advice for other lawyers interested in taking on similar roles.
Ahead of the WLANSW 70th Anniversary Gala Dinner, we spoke with NSW Community Lawyer of the Year 2021, Lehana De Silva. Lehana is a solicitor at the Tenants Union of NSW, providing assistance and training to the state’s four Aboriginal Tenancy Advice and Advocacy Services. Lehana shared her approach to overcoming cross-cultural challenges and advice for young lawyers interested in the community legal sector.
Ahead of the 2021 NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards, we spoke with Pauline Wright, NSW Woman Lawyer of the Year 2019, president of the NSW Council for Civil Liberties, and past president of the Law Council of Australia. Pauline shared with us insights she gained throughout her impressive career and expanded on her vision for the criminal justice system.
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.
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.