National Conference 2014


The Australian Women Lawyers (AWL) 5th National Conference ‘AWL 2014’ was hosted in Adelaide from the 3– 5 October 2014 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Conference Website

5th National AWL Conference - Adelaide SA  (access to conference delegates only)

Conference Photographs

Welcome Reception

Conference Programme

Gala Dinner

Conference Media

Laywers Weekly - Major Reforms Needed to Keep Women in the Law - September 2014

Lawyers Weekly - Be Inspired and Be Challenged - September 2014

The Advertiser - When It Comes to Gender Its Legal Tender - October 2014

Media Release ALRC - ALRC President Wins Legal Accolades

Media Release AWL - AWL 5th National Conference 2014

Media Release WLANSW - WLANSW Nominee Wins AWL Award

Conference Speeches

The Hon. Chris Kourakis - Opening Address

Daniella Di Girolamo - Gala Dinner Welcome Address  (see document below)

Conference Presentations

Fiona McLeod SC  -A New Kind of Normal - Transforming the Legal Profession (also see document below)

Cassandra Heilbronn - Social Media opportunities (See document below)

Christine Smyth - Marketing Yourself (See document below)

Caroline Kirton QC- Expert Evidence an Update on Recent Developments (See document below)

Cathryn Greville - Gender Bias in the Law  (also see document below)

Catherine Fletcher - Gender Bias in the Law (also see document below)

Conference Sponsors

Foleys List - Gold Partner

Duncan Basheer Hannon - Gala Dinner Sponsor

Presenting Partner - Women Lawyers Association of SA

Lunch Break Sponsor - Finlaysons

Pre Dinner Function Sponsor - Women Lawyers of Western Australia

Morning Tea Break Sponsor - Australian Government Solicitor

Workshop Sponsor - SA Bar Association

Session Sponsor - Flinders University

Session Sponsor - UniSA Law School

Notepad Sponsor - Justitia

Conference Supporter - Qld Bar Association

Conference Supporter - Law Society of SA

AWL Award Sponsor - Gordon and Jackson

Media Partner - Lawyers Weekly

Conference Speakers

Welcome Reception

  • David Caruso - Vice President of the Law Society of South Australia
  • The Hon. Chris Kourakis -Chief Justice of the South Australian Supreme Court
  • The Hon. Margaret Nyland - Patron of the Women Lawyers Association of SA inc.

Conference Programme

  • Christine Nixon APM -Former Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police and Chair of the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority
  • Fiona McLeod SC - Barrister, Owen Dixon Chambers
  • Jodie Baker - Managing Director and Founder, Hive Legal
  • Warren Kalinko - CEO, Keypoint Law
  • Sarah Rey - Partner, Justitia
  • Christine Smyth - Partner, Robbins Watson Solicitors
  • Deej Eszenyi - Barrister, Wright Chambers
  • Geraldine Hannon - Partner, Duncan Basheer Hannon
  • Caroline Kirton QC - Barrister, Owen Dixon Chambers
  • Janean Richards - Chief Legal Counsel and Group Manager, Department of Social Services
  • Olivia Perkiss - Barrister, Queensland Bar
  • Noor Blumer - Partner, Blumer's Lawyers
  • Cassandra Heilbronn - Associate, Minter Ellison
  • Erin McCarthy - Partner, Piper Alderman
  • Catherine Fletcher - Office of the DPP WA
  • Cathryn Greville -  Assistant Director Customer Protection,Economic Regulation Authority WA
  • Professor Sharyn Roach Anleu - School of Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University
  • Professor Kim Rubenstein - Director of the Centre for International and Public law and ANU Public Policy Fellow ANU

Gala Dinner



File DescriptionDownload File
FINAL_-AWL_Conference_Programme_-_2014_v4.pdf (163 KB, pdf)
AWL_CONFERENCE_-Flyer.pdf (823 KB, pdf)
Gala_Dinner_Flyer.pdf (696 KB, pdf)
Opening Address - The Hon. Chris Kourakis Hon_CJ_Chris_Kourakis_-_AWL_2014_-Conference_Opening_.pdf (182 KB, pdf)
Fiona McLeod SC -A New Kind of Normal - Transforming the Legal Profession Fiona_Mcleod_-_AWL_2014_-A_New_Kind_of_Normal_-_Transforming_the_Legal_Profession.pdf (285 KB, pdf)
Gala Dinner Welcome Address - Daniella Di Girolamo Daniella_Di_Girolamo_-_AWL2014_-_Gala_Dinner_Wecome_Speech.pdf (108 KB, pdf)
Caroline Kirton QC- Expert Evidence an Update on Recent Developments Caroline_Kirton_-_AWL_2014_-Expert_Evidence_-Update_on_Recent_Developments.pdf (432 KB, pdf)
Cassandra Helibronn - Social media Opportunities Cassandra_Heilbronn_-_AWL_2014_-Social_Media_Opportunities.pdf (506 KB, pdf)
Christine Smyth - Marketing Yourself Christine_Smyth_-_AWL_2014_-Marketing_Yourself.pdf (881 KB, pdf)
Cathryn Greville - Gender Bias in the Law Catherine_Fletcher_-_AWL_2014_-Gender_Bias_in_the_Law.pdf (678 KB, pdf)
Catherine Fletcher - Gender Bias in the Law Cathryn_Greville_-_AWL_2014_-Gender_Bias_in_the_Law.pdf (280 KB, pdf)