Women in Law Forum: Advancement and Leadership

Session ID: 1711S06
Date: Friday, 17 November 2017
Time: 02:00pm - 05:15pm
Venue: Stamford Plaza Adelaide Hotel, Level 2 Meeting Rooms, 150 North Terrace, Adelaide

Face to face

Practical Legal Ethics: 1
Practice Management or Business Skills: 1
Professional Skills: 1

State: SA CPD:3
Standard Price $480.00
Early Bird Discount $395.00

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Session Content

Date: Friday 17 November 2017
Time: 2.00pm to 5.15pm
Venue: Stamford Plaza Adelaide Hotel

Attend and earn 3 CPD units including:
1 unit in Practical Legal Ethics
1 unit in Practice Management or Business Skills
1 unit in Professional Skills

It's no secret that the legal profession can be challenging at the best of times and making it through the most difficult stretches takes more than simply being a good lawyer. Equip yourself with the tools needed to overcome bias, lead with purpose and authority and advance your career to exactly where you want to take it.

Chair: Rose-Marie Read, Barrister, Legoe Chambers; Chair, Women at the Bar Committee

Professional Skills
Tapping our Executive Intelligence to Lead with Confidence and Influence

  • The Push and Pull of conversations
  • Transforming a difficult conversation to a vital conversation
  • Your executive presence - how strong is your personal brand?

Presented by Loewn Steel, Director, Challenging Thinking
Facilitated by Andrea Michaels, Managing Director, NDA Law

Practice Management & Business Skills
Forging Your Path: Career Advancement

  • Make your move: negotiating tactics for promotions and partnership
  • Calculating your worth in pay negotiations
  • Forks in the road: other opportunities besides partnership and how to get them
  • Finding and working with a mentor to accelerate your rise to the top

Presented by Kymberley Lawrence, Partner, MinterEllison

Practical Legal Ethics
Strategies to Address Gender Bias and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession
Conscious gender bias, often manifesting as sexual harassment, is a far too common experience in the law, with the Law Council's NARS study showing one in four women lawyers have experienced it. The various options for pursuing sexual harassment are all marked with different expense and potential outcomes. What are the ethical issues involved, which paths are available and what might be the best path to pursue?

Unconscious gender bias also floods through our profession and affects many talented and intelligent women, limiting their careers and enjoyment of work. How can we adopt strategies constructively to interrupt this bias and push back against such unethical behaviour?

Presented by Leah Marrone, President, Women Lawyers' Association of SA


Chair:Rose-Marie Read

Rose-Marie Reid received a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Adelaide University South Australia May 6th 1977 having completed the degree at the end of 1976. She commenced employment with Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement Adelaide in February 1977 and commenced Articles with Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement in Adelaide. Rose-Marie's date of Admission was the 2nd of October 1978. Following graduation and admission, Rose-Marie tutored for many years at the Adelaide Law School. She continued as a salaried solicitor with Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement until October 1979, practicing in the area of advocacy in Aboriginal rights including man rights and criminal law. Rose-Marie received Partnership with Sydney William Tilmouth from October 1979. She then commenced sole practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in August 198 and continued to practice as a sole practitioner in every jurisdiction but most particularly criminal and family. Criminal practice principally involved jury trials and sentencing submissions in major crime. Rose-Marie's first entry into family law was 4th October 1979 on a parenting matter. She has qualifications in Mediation 1 and 2 through Bond University. Rosie-Marie has attended conferences held by Gillis Delaney and Wisewould Schilling Kennedy in Bali. Rose-Marie continued in sole practice until signing the Bar Roll and commencing practice at the independent Bar on 27 June 2010. Areas of practice at the Bar have included criminal law at District and Supreme Court level in jury trials and sentencing submissions, but more particularly in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court in the areas of trial work and interim hearings in property settlement proceedings and parenting orders particularly those involved in the Magellan jurisdiction.

Loewn Steel

Andrea Michaels

Andrea Michaels is the Managing Director of NDA Law and has an extensive practice in tax and superannuation law, commercial law and estate planning. Andrea is the Chairman of the Commercial Law Committee of the Law Society of South Australia and on Council for the Law Society. She is Chairman of the FBA Adviser Subcommittee (SA), member of the FBA State Advisory Committee (SA) and a member the Tax Institute's Tax Reform Committee. She is also a member of the AICD and the SMSF Association and is a board member of various for profit, government and not for profit boards. Andrea provides advice for a diverse range of clients ranging from family businesses to not-for-profit organisations. Andrea acts for clients in restructures, business sales and acquisitions and succession planning. She particularly enjoys helping family businesses and SMEs. Andrea also has significant expertise in state taxes, asset protection, SMSFs and trusts.

Kymberley Lawrence

For more than 15 years, Kymberley Lawrence has practised in the area of insurance and corporate risk in South Australia, the Northern Territory and New South Wales. Her main area of practice is litigation that involves professional indemnity and directors and officers (D&O) insurance. Kymberley's experience in this regard includes advising on insurance contracts and compliance issues, drafting policies of insurance, negotiating contracts and commercial agreements, and undertaking risk assessments. She has also represented insurers in relation to personal injury claims concerning motor vehicle accidents, occupier's liability, industrial accidents and public liability, as well as in workers compensation recovery proceedings.

Leah Marrone

Leah Marrone is the current President of the Women Lawyer's Association of SA Inc., a role that she ahs held since 2015. Leah is an Australian Women Lawyers Ltd National Director and on the Equal Opportunity Committee of the Law Council of Australia. Leah is a member of the Premier's Council for Women and is Deputy Chairperson of non-for-profit charity, Welcome to Australia. Leah is also a member of the Alumni Council of the University of Adelaide. Leah is a practising lawyer at the Legal Services Commission of South Australia and has been practising across a number of areas for over 10 years, primarily in employment, discrimination, administrative, and criminal law. See further: https://au.linkedin.com/in/leah-marrone-a5967024

Venue Details

Stamford Plaza Adelaide Hotel

Level 2 Meeting Rooms, 150 North Terrace
Adelaide 5001

Ph: 08 8461 1111


Nearest train station is Adelaide Railway Station.

Valet parking is available at the Stamford Plaza hotel from AUD $40 per

car, per day.

Guest Self Parking is available at the Stamford Plaza hotel from AUD

$20.00 per 24 hours.

Parking is not included in the registration fee.

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