Australian Women
Lawyers Ltd. (AWL) is a justice and equity champion advancing women within the legal profession and beyond.

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who we are

Australian Women Lawyers is the peak body for women lawyers associations throughout Australia.

Australian Women Lawyers Ltd. is a justice and equity champion advancing women within the legal profession and beyond.

AWL Conference

The 2024 AWL Conference will be held in Canberra on friday, 18 october – saturday, 19 october 2024.

2024 AWL AWARD

Nominations are now open for the 2024 AWL Award.

Further details, including how to nominate a recipient, are available on our 2024 National Conference webpage.

2024 AWL NATIONAL CONFERENCE

AWL is concerned with issues relating to practice and advancement of women in the legal profession.

AWL also works to eliminate both direct and indirect discrimination against women in the legal system and the administration of justice, so that the legal system is more just and equitable.

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Objects of

Australian Women Lawyers

The objects of AWL are to:

  1. Achieve justice and equality for all women;
  2. Drive further understanding and support for the legal rights of all women;
  3. Identify, highlight and eradicate discrimination against women inherent in the legal system and in the community generally;
  4. Advance equality for women in the legal profession;
  5. Create and enhance awareness of the contribution of women to the practice and development of law; and
  6. Provide a professional and social network for women lawyers.

AWL Strategic and Business Plan

2019-2024

AWL has recently updated its Strategic Plan. You can read more about
AWL’s priorities until 2024 by clicking on the link below.

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AUSTRALIAN WOMEN LAWYERS

News

The Uluru Statement and a Yes Vote

AWL supports Constitutional recognition of First Nations peoples. AWL welcomes the release of the referendum question and the proposed Constitutional amendment to establish a Voice to Parliament and the Executive.

AWL Comments on the Benefits and Detriments of Flexible Working

After recent claims that the current school hours are “sexist” and rely on the fact that women are responsible for the school pick-up, are nine-to-five working hours similar — and do these hours negatively affect female lawyers and their career trajectory?

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