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The Wellington Women Lawyers’ Association has been providing a platform and voice for women barristers, solicitors, in-house counsel, judges, law students and other women working in the legal profession since 1987. We run events and training, provide mentoring and scholarships and we publish an online directory of women lawyers. ( All women with connections to the legal sector in Wellington are very welcome as members. Sign up to our newsletter and come along to an event to learn more.


Upcoming events

WWLA Matariki Celebration, Wednesday 3rd July 5.30pm at the Thistle Inn. Join WWLA to celebrate Matariki and hear from Julia Whaipooti (Ngāti Porou). Julia is Tatau-Urutahi | Tino Rangatiratanga Shared Leader at the Human Rights Commission. Everyone is welcome to this event. All members receive a free drink and people are welcome to sign up as members at the event.


Nisa Workshop - Tour and Shop, 5.30pm, Wednesday 24 July at Nisa. Nisa makes ethical beautiful with a range of underwear, activewear and swimwear. A special tour of the amazing Nisa workshop on Willis Street with the opportunity to shop and mingle over nibbles. This event is free and everyone is welcome. Register here to attend: rsvp.


WWLA Quiz. Thursday 1 August at Waitoa Bar. Join us for another fun WWLA Quiz.  7pm, Thursday 1 August at Waitoa Bar, Victoria Street. To purchase your tickets ($30 each), please email This is a fundraiser for our WWLA scholarship programme, providing annual scholarships to assist women studying law at Victoria University.


WWLA Competition! To be in the draw to win a $200 Nisa gift card, have your profile on our online women lawyers directory and be a current WWLA member (with fees paid) before 1 August 2024.  Our standard competition terms apply.


Leave No Woman Behind Dinner, 6pm Tuesday 6 August at the Wellington Club. A dinner hosted jointly with the Wellington Women in Law Committee. Tickets include a three course Afghan inspired dinner. Key note speakers are Justice Glazebrook, Judge Venus Azizi from Afghanistan and Abbas Nazari (author of After the Tampa). Purchase your tickets here: Tickets.