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Membership forms for 2018/2019 are available for new and renewing members – get them here.  Current members will be emailed a form to renew for 2018/19.  For the first time, members going on parental leave will get 12 months’ free membership to keep in touch.

Wellington Women Lawyers’ Association became an official incorporated society in July 1987 with one of its main objectives being to work for the equal opportunity and advancement of women in the study and practice of law.

Click on About to find out the other objects of the Association as well as more information about us.

For information on the $2000 scholarship available to women studying law at Victoria University, click here to download the application form and here for the scholarship regulations.

SIGN UP FOR FREE! Women law students can join WWLA for free! Membership gives you the opportunity to be involved in all our activities and to network with professional women working in a variety of legal jobs in Wellington. 

BREAKING NEWS!!! SURVEY OF PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR (OR HAVE WORKED FOR) LEGAL EMPLOYERS www.surveymonkey.com/r/wwlasurvey

2 months ago we undertook to create an anonymous survey of sexual harassment in the workplace, for anyone who has worked for a legal employer.  Since then, NZLS has conducted a survey of practising lawyers, about sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace.  This is a valuable exercise.  The NZ Bar Association survey also produced significant findings .
As an organisation which represents women associated with the law, not just current lawyers, WWLA believes there is a need for broader coverage: we want to hear from lawyers, but also the many people who have left the profession (for a variety of reasons), don’t hold a current practising certificate, interns or support staff or legal executives.  We have extended coverage back 10 years.
If people are prepared to tell us, we would like to know which employers have issues in their workplaces.  Many employers find it hard to imagine sexual harassment could occur in their workplace, especially as people don’t often make formal complaints.
Where employers are identified (not individual harassers) and we detect a theme, we will give anonymised, general feedback to those employers.  We will do so privately, and only where it is safe and appropriate to do so.  The aim is to raise employers’ awareness of what their staff really experience so the workplace can be made safer.
Please complete the survey if you have an experience to share, and spread the link (www.surveymonkey.com/r/wwlasurvey) as far and wide as you can.  The survey closes on 30 June.

Got questions? Email Steph, our convenor, here.

 

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