23 Nov 2010

Thursday November 11 saw the launch of a new initiative by Victorian Women Lawyers - the Women in Government Network (WiG), sponsored by the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office.

WiG will provide forums for discussion, networking events and career development workshops for this key special interest group. More than 160 women lawyers from Government departments and agencies gathered at the Department of Justice for the launch. The Honourable Justice Karin Emerton of the Supreme Court delivered the keynote address.

Victorian Government Solicitor John Cain welcomed the initiative, saying the overwhelming majority of lawyers in Government were women and the WiG network would foster an exchange of ideas, and provide information and a better understanding of opportunities offered in the public sector.

From L to R: Victorian Government Solicitor, John Cain, Her Honour Justice Karin Emerton and WiG Convenor Astrid Haban-Beer at the WiG launch (11/11/10)