The Bilata Legal Pathways Program is designed to encourage greater participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the studies of law and within the legal profession.
The Law Council is a federal organisation representing approximately 60,000 Australian legal professionals through its constituent member Bar Associations and Law Societies (known as 'Constituent Bodies').
There are 17 Constituent Bodies including the Large Law Firm Group.
Page last updated 15 March 2013
EVENTS FOR 2021
(To be announced.)
- President: Traci Keys, Director, Anti-Discrimination Commission
- Vice-President (Darwin): Kendra Frew, Associate, Cozens Johansen Lawyers
- Vice-President (Alice Springs):Vacant
- Secretary: Leanne Gordon: Judicial Registrar, Local Court NT
- Treasurer: Nicki Petrou, Director NT Working Women’s Centre
- Public Officer: Frieda Evans
General Committee members:
- Frieda Evans
- Cherrian Eecan, law student
- Alexandra Craig, lawyer, Central Land Council
- Georgia Hagias, solicitor, Top End Women’s Legal Service
- Kathryn Baumeister, solicitor, Top End Women’s Legal Service
- Rosslyn Chenoweth, Director, Crimes Victims Services Unit
The cost of membership to the NTWLA is as follows:
Visit the Australian Women Lawyers website.
NTWLA MENTORSHIP SCHEME
NTWLA is interested in establishing a Mentorship Scheme for women lawyers with the following aims:
- To provide NT women lawyers with a readily accessible opportunity to develop relationships across the profession;
- To foster a culture of information-sharing, networking and support amongst NT women lawyers;
- To welcome and orientate new women lawyers to the profession and the unique legal landscape of the NT; and
- To attract new members to NTWLA.
Felicity Gerry QC provided a fantastic prelude to our proposed mentorship scheme at our Patrons Drinks on 8 August 2014. If you would like to read further, a copy of Felicity's speech can be found here.
NTWLA MISSION STATEMENT
Provide an opportunity for NT women lawyers to:
- Network, share and learn
- Support charity and community groups
- Mentor or be mentored
- Socialise and have fun
- Be involved in law reform and advocate legislative change in relation to matters affecting women
- Have a voice at a Territory and national level on issues affecting women and the law
PO Box 3384
Darwin NT 0801
The objects of the Committee are to:
- to promote and assist professional development for Young Lawyers;
- to facilitate discussion and conversations in relation to issues affecting Young Lawyers;
- to advance and promote the interests of Young Lawyers;
- to support Young Lawyers; and
- to assist the Society and its other committees by participation in Society's committees, undertaking research and surveys of its members and preparing reports for Council.
We are a subcommittee of the Law Society NT, and have a representative on the Society's Council. In addition, we have a representative on the Australian Young Lawyers Committee of the Law Council of Australia, which ensures young lawyers' issues are promoted at a national level.
DOCUMENTS AND INFO
We are involved in organising professional development and social events.
You can sign up to be a member of NTYL and receive our regular newsletter here.
We have a Facebook group independent of the Society called 'NTYLpage' to share photographs and notify people of upcoming events.
- President: Nicholas Salagaras (Hall & Wilcox)
- Vice-President: Darwin - Kate Bremner (SFNT)
- Vice-President: Regional - Sara Dobbyn (DPP)
- Treasurer: Emma Cook (NTLAC)
- Secretary: Chris Teng (Ward Keller)
General Committee members:
- Kirralee Pavy (Hunt & Hunt)
- Land Williamson (Office of the Ombudsman)
- Taylah Cramp (SFNT)
- Monica Thompson (SFNT)
- Bettina Kobelt (Ward Keller)
- Kyla Pajarillo (Minter Ellison)
- Jessica Lena (Ward Keller)
- 2020 - Sarah Strzelecki
- 2019 - Sarah Dowd
- 2018 - Sarah Dowd
- 2017 - Lokesh Kashyap & Melissa Chen
- 2016 - Hugh Bond
- 2015 - Hugh Bond
- 2014 - Peter Clayton & Rose Watts
- 2013 - Emma Farnell
- 2012 - Olivia Go & Ashley Marsh
- 2011 - Ashley Marsh & Sophie Anderson
- 2010 - Donna Storey & Nick Johansen
- 2009 - Kristy Rogerson
- 2008 - Caroline Heske
- 2007 - Kris Norrington
- 2006 - Lisa O'Donoghue