WLA held its annual Judicial Mentoring Lunch on Wednesday 16 August 2017 at King & Wood Mallesons. The Judicial Mentoring Lunch was a resounding success once again, as indicated by the tickets selling out in only two hours.
This event was a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with current and former female judges and tribunal members. Ten members of the judiciary provided their frank insight and wisdom into a variety of issues, such as common misconceptions about women on the bench, the struggle of deciding whether to specialise or gain broad legal experience, the importance of mentorship and insight into being a more effective advocate.
We would like to thank the following guests of honour for giving up their time to join us:
The Honourable Justice Helen Murrell, Chief Justice of the ACT Supreme Court
The Honourable Justice Hilary Penfold PSM, ACT Supreme Court
The Honourable Associate Justice Verity McWilliam, ACT Supreme Court
Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker, ACT Magistrates Court
Magistrate Bernadette Boss, ACT Magistrates Court
Special Magistrate Margaret Hunter OAM, ACT Magistrates Court
Judge Kate Hughes, Federal Circuit Court of Australia
Judge Amanda Tonkin, Federal Circuit Court of Australia
Presidential Member Mary-Therese Daniel, ACAT
Former General President Linda Crebbin, ACAT
WLA would also like to thank King & Wood Mallesons for their generosity in hosting this event (including the provision of a delicious lunch).