Victorian Women Lawyers | VWList | August 2016
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Call for participants!

Take part in a research project on emotional intelligence! 

CQ University are looking for participants for a study on the impact of emotional intelligence on burnout and job satisfaction in Australian legal practitioners. If you would like to have your say, check out the details below.

Also in this issue of VWList:
> Sponsor in the Spotlight - celebrating the appointment of a women lawyer within our sponsor firms to a senior position.
> Warren Moot mock trial and first round announced.
Women in Law Breakfast and our 20th Anniversary Celebration.

To keep up to date with VWL's activities, visit our website.

Remembering Ms Dhu: Incarceration of Indigenous Women
Join us for a panel discussion about incarceration rates of Aboriginal women, 25 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Our esteemed presenters are: 
  • Meena Singh, Associate Director, Aboriginal Services, Victoria Legal Aid.
  • Dr Thalia Anthony, Associate in the Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney.
  • Annette Vickery, Deputy CEO, Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service. 
The event will be held from 12:45pm, Thursday 18th August 2016 at Allens, level 37, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne. This event is FREE for VWL Members and $10 for non-members. Find out more and register.
Resourcing Yourself: Professionally and Personally 
VWL invites you to a discussion on the dynamics and profiles of clients who are often at their most vulnerable, and the fact that lawyers find themselves navigating issues without the social scientist background or skills. With presentations by:
  • Dr. Catherine Boland, Clinical Psychologist.
  • Abigail Sullivan, Family Lawyer.
  • Helen Matthews, Family Lawyer.
  • Dr. Melanie Heenan, Executive Director of Court Network.
  • Her Honour Judge Evelyn Bender. 
The event will be held from 5:30pm, Wednesday 24th August 2016 at Nicholes Family Lawyers, level 12, 460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Event is $20 for VWL members and $50 for non-members. Find out more and register
Sponsor in the Spotlight
VWL members within our sponsor firms support us through active participation in the VWL community. We highlight the work of these women lawyers, and share their thoughts with members, through our regular 'sponsor in the spotlight' column. 

This month we feature Elissa Romanin, Special Counsel at MinterEllison

Women in Law Breakfast 
VWL, in support of the Law Council of Australia, invites you to attend the 2016 Women in Law Breakfast. Join the panel of leading lawyers as they share their insights into career paths, the role of women in our profession and the future for women in law.

Moderated by ABC journalist and author of 'The Wife Drought', Annabel Crabb, the guest speakers are:

  • The Honourable Chief Justice Diana Bryant AO.
  • The Honourable Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC.
  • Kate Jenkins, Australia's new Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner. 
The event will be held from 7:30am, Thursday 20th October 2016 at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Melbourne. 
Tickets are $95 per person. To register to attend, visit this site.
Re-Live VWL's Events!
Members: If you would like to re-live our Mentoring Program launch, or our Gender, Sexuality and the Legal Profession event, check out the Videos section on our website. 

Also check out a selection of videos to inspire, educate and influence. Collected from around the web and curated by our executive.


Research on Emotional Intelligence
CQ University is undertaking a study on the impact of emotional intelligence on burnout and job satisfaction in Australian legal practitioners. The purpose of the research is to gain a better understanding of emotional intelligence as a facilitator of well-being.

The research will be conducted through a confidential and anonymous online questionnaire, taking approximately 15-20 minutes. Participants will also be able to see the results once it has been completed. 

Eligible participants must hold a law degree and currently work as a legal practitioner in Australia. 
Participation is entirely voluntary. If you would like to participate, visit this site.

The Warren Moot - Mock Trial and Round 1
Registrations for the Warren Moot, endorsed by Chief Justice Marilyn Warren of the Supreme Court, have now closed.

Teams will begin participating in a mock trial on Monday 15th August 2016, with Round 1 following on Tuesday 23rd August 2016.  

VWL wishes all competitors the best of luck!

VWL's 20th Anniversary Celebration
VWL invites you to celebrate with us at our 20th Anniversary Celebration event.

The event will be from 6:30pm, Thursday 20th October 2016 at The Bank on Collins. See you there!

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