Breakfast to celebrate women in profession

Former Supreme Court judge Roslyn Atkinson AO will speak at the SCLA Women in Law Breakfast this week.

Sunshine Coast practitioners will celebrate women in the profession this week by hearing from one of the State’s highest achieving lawyers.

Former Supreme Court judge Roslyn Atkinson will address the Sunshine Coast Law Association’s (SCLA) annual Women in Law Breakfast in Maroochydore on Thursday.

Roslyn will reflect on her life in the law, the role of women in the profession, the responsibility of mentoring, the need for law reform and the importance of local solicitors.

She will speak about her more than 10 years presiding over the Supreme Court, and as chair of the Queensland Law Reform Commission; as well as her tenure as Commissioner with the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation against People with Disability; her presidency of LawRight, and her time as chair of the Judicial Appointments Panel for the Supreme Court of Queensland.

SCLA Vice President Jessica Popple said the event’s aim was to celebrate women in law and their impact on the profession on the Sunshine Coast.

“We have always aimed to have speakers that are uplifting and motivating at the breakfast, whilst coming together to raise money for a good cause,” Jessica said.


This year’s beneficiary is local charity Lily House, which supports women in crisis as a result of issues including domestic violence, substance abuse, pregnancy and homelessness.

The SCLA Women In Law Breakfast will be held at Altitude Nine, Maroochydore, on Thursday 18 April at 6.30am. Tickets here.

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