Australian Women Lawyers was established in 1997as the peak body for women lawyers’ associations throughout Australia.
The Australian Women Lawyers (AWL) is primarily concerned with issues relating to the practice and advancement of women in the legal profession.
AWL also works to eliminate both direct and indirect discrimination against women in the legal system and the administration of justice, so that the legal system is more responsive to women’s needs.
The objects of AWL are to:
- Achieve justice and equality for all women
- Further understanding and support for the legal rights of all women
- Identify, highlight and eradicate discrimination against women inherent in the legal system and in the community generally
- Advance equality for women in the legal profession
- Create and enhance awareness of women’s contribution to the practice and development of law
- Provide a professional and social network for women lawyers.