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Women Lawyers' Association of Western Australia (1982 - )

From
1982
Western Australia
Occupations
Professional association and Women's organisation
Website
http://www.wlwa.asn.au/

Summary

In 1982, Vivien Payne, Antoinette (Toni) Kennedy, Diana Bryant, Anne Payne, Christine Wheeler, Rhonda Griffiths, Becky Vidler and Kim Rooney established the Women Lawyers' Association of Western Australia (WLWA). Vivian Payne was its first president.

Since formation WLWA has actively lobbied for and achieved a number of changes in the legal profession, such as the introduction of flexible work practices, the inclusion of sexual harassment as a breach of the professional conduct rules, consultations with the State Government and the Chief Justice concerning appointments of Judges and Senior Counsel and the introduction of a model briefing policy to promote equal opportunities in briefing practices.

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Committee Member

Foundation Member

Membership

  • Chong, Patti (1955 - )
  • Eckert, Judy (1956 - )

    In 2012, The Honourable Judy Eckert was honoured at Women Lawyers Western Australia's annual dinner for her contributions to advancing the status of women in the Western Australian legal profession.

  • Hill, Jenni (1968 - )

    Jenni Hill was a joint winner of the Western Australian Women Lawyers Association Woman Lawyer of the Year award in 2011.

Nikki Henningham

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