Membership Offer

As we start 2016 and come to the halfway mark of the financial year, WLA ACT is pleased to announce half-yearly and 18-month memberships at reduced rates.

Half yearly Ordinary Membership (valid until 30 June 2016): $40

18 –month Ordinary Membership (valid until 30 June 2017): $100

Membership applications are made online. There is an option via this online form for your firm to be invoiced for the membership fees (and this option allows for multiple lawyers to apply at once). Alternatively, you can apply individually via this online form and pay via by credit card, by bank transfer, or by cheque.

WLA ACT fosters a welcoming and supportive professional environment which, in turn, assists in retaining talented women as valuable members of the legal profession at all stages of their career. Our members come from all sectors of the legal profession – private practice, public sector, universities, judiciary, courts, law students, and people from legal backgrounds who are not currently practising.

Our objectives are to ‘Connect Support Engage’.

Being a member of WLA ACT provides you with the opportunity to do exactly those things: to connect with other lawyers and legal professionals across the ACT, to access a support network that extends beyond the workplace (including sharing experiences, advice and informal mentoring), and to engage with the ACT legal community and the interests of women lawyers.

Membership is open to both men and women. As indicated above, many of our events and initiatives are of value to all lawyers regardless of gender. While many of these have been generated out of issues that particularly impact women lawyers, they ultimately have a broader relevance. It is for this reason that we frequently collaborate with organisations such as the ACT Law Society, ACT Young Lawyers and the ACT Bar Association.

Members enjoy attendance at WLA ACT events for free or at discounted rates and will receive access to our policy publications, news and communications, and initiatives. We are also happy to circulate information to our network on behalf of a member where it is relevant to the interests of our members. Firms also have the opportunity to be an exclusive sponsor of certain WLA ACT events.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding membership.