Meet a Member - Emily Bowler

This month we profiled Emily Bowler for our Meet a Member section. Emily is a lawyer at Baker Deane & Nutt, currently practising in personal injury litigation.

'My advice would be to get a mentor and also to become a mentor yourself. As a young lawyer it is extremely valuable to have the opportunity to meet with a more senior practitioner and to ask questions regarding career progression, different working environments and life as a lawyer in a confidential setting.' 

Check out our Meet a Member page to see Emily's full profile. 

Baker Deane and Nutt is a WLA ACT Corporate Member for the 2017-18 year. 

MLC Seminar: How to buy your first home – then pay that loan off!

We are pleased to invite you to a seminar hosted by our Principal Sponsor, MLC Advice, to be held on Wednesday 8 November at 5:30pm.

Come along to this session to learn all about getting your first home and loan, and then how to make sure you can pay that loan off and own that home mortgage free. The session will cover:

  • How to avoid the Lifestyle Creep that will keep you from owning your home
  • Saving a deposit for your home, including the new First Home Super Savers Scheme rules
  • Special mortgage options available for lawyers
  • First home buyer and stamp duty concessions, the differences between ACT & NSW
  • Understanding the difference between a mortgage offset or redraw and why it’s important
  • Having a plan to avoid home ownership bill shock
  • How to pay that loan down, faster

Further information and registration can be found on our Events Page


WLA ACT Elects New Committee

WLA ACT held its Annual General Meeting on 20 September 2017 at the ACT Law Society. 

We are pleased to announce the election of our new Committee for 2017-18:

President: Danielle Mildren

Vice President: Georgina McKay

Secretary: Belinda Miller

Treasurer: Emma Lawrence

Policy Sub-Committee Co-Chairs: Rori Moyo and Alison Osmond

Events Sub-Committee Co-Chairs: Fiona Paton and Tori Cumner

Communications Sub-Committee Co-Chairs: Liz Leiter and Kirsty Easdale

Australian Women Lawyers Representative: Liana Westcott

We extend our thanks to the 2016-17 and in particular, to our outgoing President, Prue Bindon, and welcome the new committee. 


Tickets on sale for Mentor Breakfast with The Hon Linda Burney MP

WLA ACT is pleased to invite you to our October Mentor Breakfast with guest speaker The Hon Linda Burney MP. Tickets are now available to be purchased online

Mentor breakfasts provide our members with the opportunity to hear from a prominent woman in the community and to celebrate and learn from their achievements.

Following her election to the Federal House of Representatives she was immediately appointed as Shadow Minister for Human Services.

As a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation, Linda was the first Aboriginal person to be elected to the NSW Parliament and the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the Australian House of Representatives.  Linda’s commitment to Indigenous issues spans more than 30 years.

Linda has a long held commitment the prevention of domestic violence and family violence and has detailed publically her personal experience with it. 

We note, all WLA ACT events are child friendly. 

This event is proudly sponsored by Maddocks.

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Event Details

Date and time: Friday 20 October, 7.30am for a 7:45am start. 

Location: Members Dining Room 3, Old Parliament House, Canberra

Tickets: $30 for WLA ACT Members, $40 for Non-members. Includes hot breakfast.