Applying for Judicial appointments- AWS and AWB’s joint event with the JAC

On Tuesday 3rd October 2017  Mr  Jeremy Brooks from the Judicial Appointments Commission, Her Honour Judge Anuja Dhir and Employment Judge Fiona Monk gave a talk to members of the  Association of Women Solicitors and the Association of Women Barristers at a jointly hosted event held at 4/5 Gray’s Inn Square. The talk focused on encouraging women to apply for judicial…

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The Law Society’s Women Lawyers Division’s Returner Course is open for bookings

The Law Society’s Women Lawyers Division are delivering this two-day course which will provide returning solicitors, men and women, with the tools they require to enable them to return to the profession after a career break. The event will incorporate a varied mix of plenary and panel sessions ensuring delegates are offered the opportunity to…

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Women Returners Conference -20 Nov 2017 London – 10% discount for AWS members

The Women Returners Conference will be held on Monday 20 November 2017 in London. Join the return-to-work leaders Women Returners for a day of inspiration, advice and support, tailored for professional women returning to work after an extended career break. Learn from panels of successful returners and returner employers. Benefit from workshops on career direction and self-marketing. Meet informally with sponsors O2,…

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Update on Late Night Courts

As members will be aware, the AWS has been following the pilot for the introduction of late night sessions in Magistrates’ Courts and commented on potential difficulties it causes female lawyers, particularly those with childcare and caring responsibilities.  The controversial extended court hours pilot has been called off for now, the HMCTS chief announced on…

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