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Mothers Uplift Movement Workshop

On 23 August 2017, WLA ACT in conjunction with Mother’s Uplift Movement (MUM) held a workshop for our members to share their experiences and tips as working mums in the legal profession.

Our guest speakers for this event were:

  • Prue Bindon, Barrister, Blackburn Chambers, and President of WLA ACT

  • Margaret Tregurtha, General Counsel, Department of Environment and Energy

  • Lindsay Reid, Teacher at Daramalan College and formerly a Senior Associate at King & Wood Mallesons

Our guest speakers shared the following advice: 

  • Do things that are important to you and your identity.

  • Make sure you have time blocked out for yourself.

  • Learn to let go about things like household chores (if they’re not done the way you’d like them).

  • Have conversations with your partner about sharing tasks.

  • Think about implementing new systems, for example, designate a day each week that would be your ‘free’ day.

  • Rely on external sources, for example, family, get a cleaner, get an au pair.

  • Believe in your job.

Thank you to Liz Huang Hughes-Brown and Alicia Prest from MUM for facilitating this event. Liz and Alicia are also mums working in the law. Please feel free to email Liz or Alicia at mothersupliftmovement@gmail.com if you’d like to join MUM’s mailing list. 

Thank you also to Jindii EcoSpa for their generous sponsorship, who provided each seminar attendee with a voucher for a complimentary 20-minute massage or facial (valued at $40). We take this opportunity to remind attendees that the vouchers can be redeemed by itself or used towards the cost of any other treatments on Jindii’s service menu by 4 October 2017.  Jindii EcoSpa is located at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

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Earlier Event: August 16
Judicial Mentoring Lunch - 2017
Later Event: September 5
Mentor Breakfast with Jennifer Wyborn