Membership

Our members come from all sectors of the legal profession including private practice, public sector, courts, universities, judiciary and women not currently practising law.

Female lawyers practising in South Australia wishing to appear in our Find a Female Lawyer directory may do so by becoming a WLASA member.

Please click a membership type below for more information.

Honorary Membership

The Committee of WLASA may confer Honorary Membership upon any person who in the opinion of the Committee is fit to receive honorary membership.

WLASA has conferred Honorary Membership to:

  • The Honourable Dr Robyn Layton AO QC
  • The Honourable Margaret Nyland AM
  • Judge Christine Trenorden

Members are invited to contact the WLASA President by email if they wish to suggest a worthy nominee for Honorary Membership: president@womenlawyerssa.org.au

Corporate Membership

WLASA is proud to offer Corporate Membership to all South Australian law firms and organisations who employ lawyers.  If you have any questions about becoming a Corporate Member please contact our Corporate Member Liaison Officer, Adeline Lim, (T) 8127 1644 (E) adeline.lim@aetlimited.com.au.

To view a list of our current Corporate Members click here.

Eligibility

Corporate Membership of the Association is open to partnerships, firms, incorporated entities or similar bodies who employ persons who hold a law degree, are studying law or who are otherwise eligible to practice law in South Australia.

Benefits of Membership

As a Corporate Member your legal staff (including principals, employees, law clerks and law students) both male and female, will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Attendance at WLASA events at member discounted rates
  • Invitations to attend free-for-members WLASA hosted CPD sessions each year
  • Optional inclusion for legal staff in the Find a Female Lawyer Directory
  • Access to a support network of women lawyers extending beyond the workplace including informal mentoring, career advice and friendship
  • Provision of regular newsletters from our national body, Australian Women Lawyers
  • Regular communication via email and the WLASA Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages
  • Discounts and promotions for services from other like-minded organisations, we will advise you of such promotions by email

In addition, your organisation will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Provision of copies of policies, law reform papers and other publications relevant to the promotion and support of women practising law in South Australia
  • Listing on the ‘Corporate Member’ page of the WLASA website together with a link to your website
  • Use of the WLASA “Corporate Member” logo in your marketing materials, website, email signature etc at your election
  • Opportunities to be the exclusive sponsor of certain WLASA events
  • Entitlement to one vote at each year’s WLASA Annual General Meeting and other meetings of Members, to be exercised by a nominated delegate

Most importantly, as a Corporate Member your firm will be seen to be endorsing and supportive of WLASA’s goals and ambitions. Your contribution will help us to improve our services and support for South Australian women in the law.

Joining and Renewing Membership

Corporate Membership is renewable each financial year and is charged according to the number of eligible legal personnel engaged by the organisation as follows:

  • $150.00          1 – 5 lawyers and community legal centres:
  • $350.00          6 – 15 lawyers:
  • $800.00         16 – 30 lawyers:
  • $1,200.00      31 or more lawyers:

Both new and existing members must complete a Corporate Membership Form when they join or renew in addition to paying their membership fees. You can register and pay online by credit card or EFT.

Find a Female Lawyer Directory

The Find a Female Lawyer Directory is a searchable database for female solicitors practising in South Australia.

If you would like some or all of your staff to appear in the Directory an additional fee of $30.00 per person applies. You will be prompted to add in details for the directory after your membership has been processed. If you are already a member and would like to add someone to the directory, please click here to pay and add in the details.

More Information

Follow this link to download an information flyer: WLASA_2017-18_Corporate Flyer.

Please note all communication with our members is via e-mail.  Please contact our Corporate Member Liaison Officer, Adeline Lim, if your contact details change at any time or you have any questions regarding joining or renewing your membership: (T) 8127 1644 (E) adeline.lim@aetlimited.com.au

Individual Membership


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Ordinary Membership of WLASA is open to individuals who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Hold a law degree
  • Studying for a law degree
  • Otherwise eligible to practice law in South Australia

We currently have more than 1,000 members in South Australia.

MEMBER BENEFITS

As an Ordinary Member you are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Membership rates for yourself to all of our events
  • Voting rights at all meetings of members of WLASA
  • The ability to nominate for election on the WLASA Committee
  • Optional inclusion for practising lawyers on the Find a Female Lawyer directory on our website
  • Invitations to attend free-for-members WLASA hosted CPD sessions each year
  • Access to a support network of women lawyers extending beyond the workplace including informal mentoring, career advice and friendship
  • Provision of regular newsletters from our national body, Australian Women Lawyers
  • Regular communication via email and the WLASA Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages
  • Discounts and promotions for services from other like-minded organisations, we will advise you of such promotions by email.

Our organisation is the peak body for female lawyers in South Australia.

JOINING AND RENEWING MEMBERSHIP

Ordinary Membership is renewable each financial year and is charged according to the employment circumstances of the individual as follows:

  • $60.00     Waged
  • $30.00     Community Legal Centre & Legal Services Commission employees
  • $30.00     Un-waged

Renewal fees can be paid by credit card.

Both new and existing members must complete a Membership Form when they join or renew each year in addition to paying their membership fees. Please click here to join or renew your membership.

FIND A FEMALE LAWYER DIRECTORY

The Find a Female Lawyer Directory is a searchable database for female lawyers practising in South Australia.

If you would like to appear in the Directory an additional fee of $30.00 per person applies.  If you are already a member but are not in the directory, please click here to register for the directory and submit your details.

MORE INFORMATION

Please note that all communication with our members is via e-mail.  Please contact our Treasurer if your contact details change at any time or you have any questions regarding joining or renewing your membership: admin@wlasa.org.au

Follow this link to download an information flyer: WLASA_2017-18_Individual Flyer