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Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales (1952 - )

From
1952
New South Wales, Australia
Occupations
Feminist organisation and Professional association
Website
https://womenlawyersnsw.org.au/

Summary

The Women Lawyers' Association of New South Wales was foramlly established in 1952, making it the first formal association of its kind in Australia. It's key objectives, as set out in the constitution, were:


  • to provide a common meeting ground for women lawyers;
  • to foster the growth of a corporate spirit among women lawyers;
  • to make suggestions and work for the reform of the law and the administration of the law particularly as affecting women and children;
  • to assist with such movements for the advancement of women as the Association may from time to time decide;
  • to participate as a body in matters of interest to the legal profession;
  • such other objects as the association shall in general meeting from time to time decide.

Sources used to compile this entry: O'Brien, Joan M., 'A History of Women in the Legal Profession in New South Wales', MA thesis, Department of History, University of Sydney, 1986. Also available at https://womenlawyersnsw.org.au/wp-content/uploads/History-of-Women-in-Legal-Profession.pdf.

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