WLASA hosts a number of educational events each year to further its objects, to support law students identify a range of career paths and to promote the association’s policy objectives.   These activities include:


WLASA aims to run two Free-for-Member CPD sessions each calendar year.  If you have any suggestions for topics that we should address, are willing to be a presenter at one of our seminars, or have a venue for us to use please contact the Chair of our Education Subcommittee, Kylie Dunn, by email at

Tips for how to smash the glass ceiling – Part 2  31 Oct 2019

Following a sell-out CPD earlier this year, WLASA is pleased to invite you to part 2 of our CPD series on ‘How to Smash the Glass Ceiling’. Join panel members Her Honour Judge Chapman, Her Honour Judge Kari, Laura Stein and Tania Leiman for what is sure to be an interesting and engaging discussion. For more information and to register, click here.

Tips for how to smash the glass ceiling – Part 1 18 March 2019

Join us for an interactive panel discussion of the challenges facing women in the law led by some of South Australia’s most inspiring professional leaders. For more information and to secure your place, download our CPD Registration form.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Equitable Briefing, 27 September 2018

On 27 September 2018, WLASA in conjunction with the Law Society of South Australia, the Women Lawyers’ Committee of the Law Society and Women at the Bar ran a CPD on equitable briefing.  Speakers included Kate Eastman SC, Chair of the Equal Opportunity Committee of the Law Council of Australia and Jo-Anne Deuter, Barrister, Anthony Mason Chambers.

Building and Leveraging a Board Career, 8 August 2018

On 8 August 2018, WLASA hosted a lunch time CPD session at Minter Ellison.  Lisa Cook, the Founder and Managing Director of Get on Board Australia, presented on the personal and career value you get from being on a board, what a board looks for from board candidates, how to start breaking into the boardroom, including by leveraging your legal expertise, and tips for successfully navigating the boardroom. 

Going to the Bar, 11 October 2017

On 11 October 2017, WLASA hosted an evening CPD seminar at Minter Ellison.  A stellar panel of speakers comprising Rosie Read, Kirsty Stewart, Anna Wells, Daniella Di Girolamo and Christina Flourentzou provided a unique insight into life at the Bar.  The discussion included the process involved in making the transition from solicitor to barrister, the highlights of life as a barrister and the challenges faced, followed by an intimate Q&A session.

Law Student Career Fairs

On 16 March 2018, representatives of the WLASA committee attended the inaugural South Australian Trivarsity Law Fair held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.  We were able to provide students of the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University of South Australia with valuable information about the role and functions of WLASA.