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Conference - NSW Regional Women Lawyers

NSW Regional Women Lawyers Inc (‘NRWL’) has been established by a group of energetic regional women lawyers who are working to ensure that those practising in regional, rural and remote (RRR) NSW have the same benefits and opportunities as their city colleagues. NRWL has already established representation in the Central West, the Far West, the Illawarra, the Southern Highlands, the Hunter, the Central Coast and Western Sydney and many of the RRR areas.

This one-day conference on the 24 March 2023 at beautiful Orange in the Central West NSW, offers a great environment for networking and an opportunity to top up your CPD points. Our dynamic and diverse program includes some amazing speakers and well-known lawyers, experts in their field. Our conference also coincides with Orange Food Week so you could make a weekend of it! 

Program - bookings available in-person and online :
Here is a taster of some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Running a regional practice
  • Recruitment and retention of rural and regional women lawyers
  • Professional development and growth – leadership and capacity training
  • Mentoring young lawyers and those re-entering the profession
  • Practical strategies for marketing a regional practice
  • Lawyering with and for regional and rural Indigenous communities
  • Developing new areas of practice

Networking Dinner - Thursday 23 March 2023  
Casual Dinner at one of the fabulous local restaurants. Pay for your own food and drinks; bookings essential and limited. 

24 March 2023: Friday Night Markets - Orange Food Festival
Held in the beautiful Robertson Park opposite the Hotel Canobolas, as part of the Orange Food Festival, it will have a plethora of food and wine stalls for your tasting pleasure.

Travel and accommodation:
The conference venue Hotel Canobolas has limited accommodation from $129pn
Orange360 is your 'go to' for all things in Orange county - accommodation, wine tours, events, restaurants.....
BNB Made Easy manage over 100 properties in Orange and have great experience with working with clients to accommodate larger groups of guests or a cosy retreat.  Contact them on (02) 5325 8561 9am-4:30pm

F.O.O.D Week 2023 Friday 24 March to Sunday 2 April 2023
Orange F.O.O.D Week is Australia’s longest running regional food festival and has been acclaimed as one of Australia’s top ten food festivals. The 10 day community festival is being held from Friday 24 March to Sunday 2 April 2023 and celebrates the Orange region’s diverse and high quality food and wine. It showcases the farmers who grow it, as well as the local chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and caterers that create extraordinary dishes with it.


If you share our goal of working to ensure that women lawyers practising in regional, rural and remote NSW have the same benefits and opportunities as their city colleagues, then join us – membership forms here or visit Lawyers $50; Students/Associates $20 valid to 30 June 2024. We hope to see you at the conference, online or in-person. 

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