October 29, 2014
5:00 pmto6:45 pm

Taking the Plunge – a CPD event for women in law – 29 October 2014

Being your own boss can provide a lot of flexibility around work/life balance and be very satisfying but of course there are challenges and risks attached to going out on your own. The Wellington Women Lawyers Association has arranged a panel discussion type event for 29 October which all women practitioners and law students are welcome to attend.

The theme for discussion will be “Taking the Plunge” and will be of interest to women lawyers who are interested in leaving employment to set up their own firm (as a sole practitioner or with others), join the independent Bar, or work as a self-employed contractor or consultant.

We will have a panel of women from different backgrounds who will be speaking about their own decisions to set up on their own (or with others) and their experiences, and will answer questions from the floor.

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Steph Dyhrberg (Dyhrberg Drayton Employment Law
  • Judith Fyfe (Barrister – Criminal Law, Parole specialist)
  • Annabel Wilton (Self-employed contractor with various organisations)
  • Wendy Aldred (Barrister – civil litigation, public law, health law).

We intend the discussion to be of use to women lawyers who are about to make the move, and to those who are just starting their careers and might regard this as a long-term plan but want to find out more, and get some ideas about taking the right steps on the way.

The event will be hosted at DLA Phillips Fox on Customhouse Quay, Wellington. The event begins with drinks at 5pm, with the panel event following from 5:30 to approximately 6:45pm.

The event is CPD compatible (1 hour).

No charge for attendance but places are limited – RSVP to emma.gabor@dlapf.com

Click here to download the flyer and the CPD form.

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