The Women Lawyers Association of the ACT is proud to host the Annual Law Week Dinner, with special guest, Clementine Ford. The Law Week Dinner is a unique opportunity for WLA ACT members and friends to meet and enjoy a special evening together.
Clementine Ford is a writer, social commentator and public speaker based in Melbourne, Australia. As a weekly columnist for Fairfax's Daily Life, she has been unrelenting in her quest to bring topics like rape culture, slut shaming and the misogyny of patriarchal order into the mainstream.
Tickets are available to purchase online shortly.
National Law Week is an annual event held in May across Australia. Law Week’s goal is to promote public understanding of the law and its role in society. The theme of Law Week for 2017 is “Law and Justice in Your Community”.
Locally, Law Week seeks to raise donations for a Canberra charity. In 2017, ACT Law Week will be supporting the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC). The AILC is Australia’s only national provider of accredited Indigenous leadership education programs. Since their establishment in 2001, they have transformed the lives of more than 2000 graduates. The AILC is owned and controlled by Indigenous Australians.
Law Week events are developed to include people from diverse backgrounds, organisations and perspectives. The wider Canberra community is invited to attend Law Week events which include the Law Week Launch, public lectures including the annual Sir Richard Blackburn Lecture, a Mock Trial organised by the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions, and tours of the ACT Supreme Court.
WLA ACT is grateful for the generous support of Maurice Blackburn.