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Women in Leadership Luncheon

Women in Leadership Luncheon

Date & TimeThursday 13 June 2019 12.30–2.30pm
Format Social & Networking
Price

Member

$135.00

Non-Member

$165.00

CPD Units N/A
Venue Palladium at Crown, Level 1 Crown Towers, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank View Map

The Law Institute of Victoria is proud to present the inaugural Women in Leadership Luncheon, commemorating the achievements of women in law across the nation. 

The focus of this year’s lunch is Leading with Passion and Purpose and we are honoured to welcome one of Australia’s leading human rights advocates, Ms Debbie Kilroy OAM as our keynote speaker - a truly remarkable woman with an inspirational story.

Further details below.
 

Further Details

  • Full Description

    The Law Institute of Victoria is proud to present the inaugural Women in Leadership Luncheon, commemorating the achievements of women in law across the nation. 

    The focus of this year’s lunch is Leading with Passion and Purpose and we are honoured to welcome one of Australia’s leading human rights advocates, Ms Debbie Kilroy OAM as our keynote speaker - a truly remarkable woman with an inspirational story.

    Locked up and abused at 13, a mother at 17, married to a celebrity footballer at 25, jailed for drug trafficking and witness to a violent murder at 28*” - Ms Kilroy turned her life around and now leads a life in law filled with passion and purpose.

    The first person in Australia who has serious convictions to be admitted to practice by the Supreme Court of Queensland, Ms Kilroy now has her own law firm and is one of Queensland’s leading criminal solicitors.  She was awarded an Order of Australia Medal and an Australian Human Rights Medal for services to the community. She is the CEO of Sisters Inside, an organisation that works tirelessly to advance the rights of criminalised women and is a strong influencer of policy and law reform in Australia.

    Ms Kilroy’s address will explore her compelling story of redemption – that of a woman who stopped at nothing to turn her life around and subsequently now leads a life in law filled with passion and purpose. 

    Join us to explore how you to can find your passion and purpose in law and life.

     

    * quote from https://www.penguin.com.au/books/kilroy-was-here-9781863254489

  • Keynote Speaker

    Debbie Kilroy OAM

    After her release from prison in 1992, Debbie Kilroy established Sisters Inside to fight for the human rights of women in prison and to address gaps in services available to women and their children. Since then, Debbie has completed tertiary qualifications in social work, forensic mental health and law. Debbie is the first and only former prisoner to be admitted as a legal practitioner in Queensland.

    As the Chief Executive Officer of Sisters Inside, Debbie is a tireless advocate for the rights and interests of women and actively works to end violence and dismantle the prison industry. Debbie has spearheaded numerous ground-breaking programs to break the cycle of imprisonment. Debbie uses her position to empower criminalised women and girls to have their voices, interests and priorities heard. Debbie is passionate about supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls to become leaders. 

    In 2013, Debbie opened her own legal practice that sits alongside Sisters Inside. The law firm practices predominantly in criminal and child protection law. Debbie was awarded the Order of Australia in 2003 for her work with criminalised and imprisoned women and girls and the Australian Human Rights Award in 2004. Debbie was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2013 and was an Australian of the Year Finalist for Queensland in 2016. Debbie is currently a member of the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council and sits on various committees relating to law and social matters.  

  • Group Bookings

    Book a table of ten at the Women in Leadership Luncheon for a special reduced price of $1250.