NSW Regional Women Lawyers 2024 Conference Armidale – 1 March 2024

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This conference on 1 March 2024 in the New England High Country at beautiful Armidale, offers a great environment for networking and an opportunity to top up your CPD points. Our dynamic and diverse program includes some amazing speakers and well-known lawyers who are experts in their field.

Networking Drinks – Thursday 29 February 2024 at Rydges Armidale

Join us from 5.30pm for networking drinks at Rydges Armidale . Purchase your own drinks.

Networking Dinner – Thursday 29 February 2024 at Rydges Armidale

Join us for at 7pm for a networking dinner at Rydges Armidale. Bookings essential and limited – $70.00 inc GST for 2 courses with dinner guests receiving a 10% discount on accommodation at Rydges Armidale.

Conference 1 March 2024 – Join us for speakers and panel discussions on

  • How women in the regions can achieve the same benefits and opportunities as their city colleagues when working in the law.
  • Transforming sexual harassment culture in rural and regional areas
  • Climate Change litigation and careers in environmental law
  • Multi-party disputes in Building and Construction Law and the Design and Building Practitioners Act
  • Costs Assessments – what, when, why, how?
  • Blockchain in rural and regional legal practice
  • Financials of running a regional law firm
  • Recruitment and retention of lawyers in rural and regional legal practice
  • Career pathways – from the bar and bench for regional women lawyers

Travel and accommodation

• Situated within a day’s drive or short flight from Sydney and Brisbane, getting to Armidale is easier than you may think. Trains stop daily at Armidale, and the journey from Sydney takes around six hours. You can also fly into Armidale Airport and hire a car to explore the region.

The Armidale region boasts spectacular waterfalls, gorges, world-heritage national parks, cool-climate vineyards and a fascinating and diverse cultural heritage.

Accommodation in Armidale suits various budgets and ranges from camping and holiday parks to relaxing. Visit https://www.visitarmidale.com

CPD – COLLECT 5 CPD POINTS –  in-person and online event

$295 MEMBERS, $345 NON-MEMBERS, $50 STUDENTS + BF VIA HUMANITIX

Registration cost includes attendance and catering for lunch, morning and afternoon tea.

 

 

PAST EVENTS

NSW Regional Women Lawyers End of Year Dinner – Wednesday 8 November 2023

Venue: Paymasters, 20 Bond St, Newcastle, NSW

6.15pm drinks 7pm dinner

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE OR IN PERSON HERE

This event marks a special occasion for NSW Regional Women Lawyers being our first Christmas celebration. We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year, acknowledge our collective achievements, and look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead. 

Thank you for your ongoing support, and we anticipate a wonderful evening of networking and celebration.

If you have any special dietary requirements please contact our treasurer, Nicole Armitage on 0403 775 231 or email her at hello@econveyancingNSW.com.au.

NSW Regional Women Lawyers Conference 2024 – Friday 1 March 2024

Venue: UNE School of Law (W37/38 Armidale campus) 

Conference Dinner – Thursday 29 February 2024

Venue: Rydges, Armidale

SAVE THE DATE – MORE DETAILS COMING SOON

PAST EVENTS 

NSW Regional Women Lawyers Conference – Friday 8 September 2023

Venue: Charles Sturt University, 7 Major Innes Road, Port Macquarie, NSW

12pm – 5.30pm

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE OR IN PERSON HERE

This conference on Friday 8 September 2023 in Mid North Coast NSW’s beautiful Port Macquarie, offers a great environment for networking and an opportunity to top up your CPD points. Our dynamic and diverse program includes some amazing speakers and well-known lawyers who are experts in their field.

Join us for panel discussions on

  • How women in the regions can achieve the same benefits and opportunities as their city colleagues when working in the law.
  • Progressing in leadership – What will I do to lift myself? What will I do to lift other women?
  • Community Lawyering in regional New South Wales – Community Legal Centres, Legal Aid and the Aboriginal Legal Service.
  • Becoming a Partner for Regional Women Lawyers
  • Running your own law firm in Regional NSW
  • Career pathways – from the bar and bench for regional women lawyers

Please click here for the full Conference Program (PDF)

Travel and accommodation

  • The Port Macquarie region is on the NSW mid North Coast, four hours’ drive north of Sydney and six hours’ south of Brisbane. Trains stop daily at Kendall and Wauchope, and the journey from Sydney takes around seven hours. You can also fly into Port Macquarie Airport and hire a car to explore the region. Accommodation in Greater Port Macquarie suits various budgets and ranges from camping and holiday parks to high-end seaside resorts. Visit https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/port-macquarie-area/accommodation

CPD

in-person and online event

COLLECT CPD POINTS

$325 inc GST MEMBERS, $380 inc GST NON-MEMBERS, $55 inc GST STUDENTS + BF VIA PURCHASE TICKETS HERE AT HUMANITIX

Registration cost includes attendance and catering for lunch and afternoon tea.

PROGRAM

12pm

Registration & Buffet Lunch

 

1pm

Welcome & Opening

 

From the Bar to the Bench for Regional Women Lawyers

 

Kymberlei Goodacre, President Clarence River & Coffs Harbour Regional Law Society & Principal Coffs Law Co

Senior Judicial Registrar Tracy Flintoff, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.

1.45pm

Becoming a Partner in a Regional Law Firm and Running your own Regional Law Firm – the financials

 

Suzanne Delbridge – Director, Delbridge Forensic 

Heather McKinnon – Partner Bryant McKinnon Lawyers

2.30pm

Afternoon Tea & Networking

 

3.00pm

Leadership Lift – progressing in leadership – What will I do to lift myself? What will I do to lift other women?

Suzy Miller – Leadership Development Specialist

4.00pm

Community Lawyering for Regional Women Lawyers

Emma Smallwood, Solicitor in Charge of Legal Aid Port Macquarie

 

Jane Titterington, Principal, Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre

 

Haley McEwen, Senior Solicitor with the Mid North Coast Legal Centre and Senior Lecturer/Head of Discipline in Law for Charles Sturt University.

 

Bronwyn Ambrogetti, Principal, Hunter Community Legal Centre

5.00pm

Close and Networking

Michelle Meares – Barrister & President NSW Regional Women Lawyers

Tickets limited and available now

Networking Dinner – Friday 8 September 2023  
Join us for a 2 course networking dinner at Rydges Port Macquarie. Purchase your own drinks. Bookings essential and limited – $69.00 inc GST.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Cicely Sylow, General Counsel at the Birdon Group

PAST EVENTS

NSW Regional Women Lawyers Inaugural Conference– Friday 24 March 2023 8.30am-5.30pm

Hotel Canobolas, 248 Summer St, Orange

This one-day conference at beautiful Orange in the Central West NSW, offers a great environment for networking and an opportunity to top up your CPD points. Our dynamic and diverse program includes some amazing speakers and well-known lawyers, experts in their field. Our conference coincides with Orange Food Week, so you you could make a weekend of it!

Join us for presentations, workshops and panel discussions on
– Running a regional practice
– Professional development and growth – leadership and capacity training
– Mentoring young lawyers and those re-entering the profession developing new areas of practice
– Marketing and business development strategies
– Lawyering with and for rural indigenous communities
– Current challenges for regional family law practitioners
– Taking the leap to the bar for regional women barristers

In-person and online event

$295 MEMBERS, $345.00 NON-MEMBERS, $150 STUDENTS + BF VIA HUMANITIX
Please click here to download the conference flyer with program and full details..

BOOKINGS  OPEN: https://events.humanitix.com/nsw-regional-women-lawyers-conference

 

Networking Dinner – Thursday 23 March 2023  
Casual Dinner at one of the fabulous local restaurants. Pay for your own food and drinks; bookings essential and limited. 

 

Launch NSW Regional Women Lawyers – Wednesday 22 February 2023

https://youtu.be/xIkMYzKQW74
Launch Event – 22 February 2023

NSW Regional Women Lawyers Inc (‘NRWL’) has been established by a group of energetic regional women lawyers who are working to ensure that those practicing in regional, rural and remote (RRR) NSW have the same benefits and opportunities as their CBD Sydney counterparts. NRWL has already established chapters in the Central West, the Far West, the Riverina, Southern Highlands, the Illawarra, the Hunter, the Central Coast and Western Sydney.

Our guest speakers, Professor Trish Mundy and Dr Natasha Cica, will discuss the contemporary challenges and opportunities of being a woman lawyer outside the magic triangle of Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra and how we all – wherever we practice – have the potential to influence justice-related change as never before. 

The event is free with tickets available for attending in person & Online. 

Please note the venue has changed to Room X803, 8th Floor NUspace, University of Newcastle, Cnr Auckland and Hunter Sts, Newcastle

RSVP here https://events.humanitix.com/nsw-regional-women-lawyers-launch-event

325 inc GST

Membership Type
Select one
Annual lawyers membership ($55 inc GST)
Valid to June 2024
Annual concession member ($22 inc GST)
Valid to June 2024
Please transfer membership fee with your surname as reference to the following bank account and forward form and proof of payment to secretary@nrwl.org.au NSW Regional Women Lawyers CBA BSB: 062-808 ACC: 1037 5313