International Women’s Day
– Legal Practice for Women Lawyers
‘Pledge for Parity’
International Women’s Day represents the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. All around the world this event is celebrated on March 8 each year to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women and also at the same time to be made aware of the progress towards gender parity which to date many places in the world are still showing a slowdown in the pace of progress.
This year’s theme is ‘Pledge for Parity’. This CPD is open to men and women in the legal profession to create an open forum for positive discussions.
The Law Society Northern Territory is proud to present the International Women’s Day – Legal Practice for Women Lawyers.
|Date:||Thursday 10 March 2016|
|Tme:||1pm - 2pm|
|Venue:||Law Society Northern Territory, Level 3, 9 Cavanagh Street, Darwin|
|Cost:||$88 inc GST|
|Level:||All levels of legal practice|
You will gain 1 CPD Point for attending this seminar and it is under Core Competency in Professional Skills in Legal Practice (CC).
Presenter: Felicity Gerry QC, William Forster Chambers
Felicity Gerry QC is a barrister at 36 Bedford Row, London and William Forster Chambers in Darwin. She was recognised in the Legal 500 for 2015 as a ‘Fearless and independent minded person.’ She appeared in the UK Supreme Court (formerly the House of Lords) sitting for the first time, at the same time, as the Privy Council in October 2015 in the seminal case involving accessorial liability in joint enterprise murder and in December 2015 she appeared in the CCA of South Australia to argue accessorial liability in common purpose murder. Felicity is also Chair of Research and Research Training Committee in the School of Law at Charles Darwin University (CDU) which guides the research strategy of the School. She researches issues relating to technology and the law and women and the law, including cyber rights, extra territorial jurisdiction and evidence collection in the online context, human trafficking in the context of international commercial surrogacy and foeticide in the context of dowry. Her research in the area of human trafficking enabled her recently to assist in the reprieve from execution in Indonesia for Filipina Mary Jane Veloso. Felicity was part of the Bar Human Rights Committee that produced the influential report that influenced the changes in the law on FGM in the UK. She is on the European Expert Reflection Group (Trafficking as a Criminal Enterprise) and took part in the COAG Advisory Panel on reducing violence against women and their children (Technology Working Group). She runs the Indigenous Justice and Exoneration Projects in the School of Law at CDU and has an ongoing project for Lexis Nexis on Women in Prison and a Project with Menzies School of Health on Women’s Health and the Law.
What you will gain?
This one hour CPD offers a unique opportunity to focus on the need for lawyers and the legal profession to develop, maintain and adapt to accommodate and encourage women lawyers. The session aims to highlight the broad range of activities, initiatives and strategies women lawyers and their colleagues can consider to ensure targeted legal practice arrangements and successful professional relationships. Discussion will centre on women friendly goals. The session is aimed at all levels of legal practice for those working in large or small corporate law firms, social justice organisations or as sole practitioners. Topics will include research based information, discussion and suggestions on a range of issues aimed at individuals and organisations including the following:
· Dealing with power and leadership issues
· Professional development and strategies for professional success
· Day to day management
· Research, education, training and skills
· Work/Life Balance
· Use of technology
· Media and social media
· Achievable goals
Light refreshments will be provided.
24 hours’ notice of cancellation is required or attendees will be charged. Substitutions can be made at any time. No refunds or credits will be given to delegates who fail to attend the event.