About Us

Our Objectives

Tasmanian Women Lawyers is an organisation committed to women in all aspects of the legal profession. This includes judicial officers, professionals, academics, graduates and students. Our objectives drive our support of TWL members in that we work to:

  • ​Advance and encourage equality for women in the legal profession.
  • Create and enhance awareness of contribution to the practice and development of the law by women.
  • Provide support and mentoring opportunities for women in the legal profession.
  • ​Provide a forum for the exchange of information and opinions on aspects of the law relating to women.
  • Provide a professional and social network for women lawyers​​​.

Our Patron

Professor Margaret Otlowski

Tasmanian Women Lawyers is honoured to welcome Professor Margaret Otlowski as the Association’s new Patron.  Margaret is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Culture and Well Being) and the former Dean and Head of School, Faculty of Law at the University of Tasmania.  Margaret was admitted to practice and after completing her PhD, worked full-time in academia as well as part-time quasi-judicial roles, including as member of the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Tribunal.

Margaret has worked as consultant for key national bodies including the National Bioethics Consultative Committee, the Australian Law Reform Commission and the National Health and Medical Research Council. She has longstanding experience in health law and ethics, publishing extensively in the field including a book on Voluntary Euthanasia published by Oxford University Press in the UK.

Margaret has been awarded a teaching excellence award and a teaching merit certificate. Margaret is also the Honorary Consul for Switzerland in Tasmania. In 2015 she was made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

In this appointment, the Association recognises the vital role of academia as one of the pillars of the legal profession. Together, the TWL and Professor Otlowski will focus on issues such as mental health in the profession and improving women lawyers’ networks from the very start of their careers.

Committee

Amanda Thompson

Amanda Thompson

President

Associate, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Simmons Wolfhagen

Aurora Kostezky

Aurora Kostezky

Treasurer

Counsel
Dobson Mitchell Allport

Sarah Kimber

Sarah Kimber

Vice President

Legal Counsel
Tassal

Hannah Boxall

Hannah Boxall

Membership Officer

Lawyer
Worrall Moss Martin

Demi Peters

Demi Peters

Secretary

Solicitor
Barry Nilsson Lawyers

Verity Dawkins

Verity Dawkins

Northern Representative

Crown Counsel
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

General Members

Bridget Rheinberger

Bridget Rheinberger

Director
Treymayne Fay Rheinberger

Lakshmi Sundram

Lakshmi Sundram

Safe at Home Lawyer
Southern Regional Prosecution Service

Jenna Madden

Jenna Madden

Rebecca Irwin

Rebecca Irwin

Adrienne Moreton

Adrienne Moreton

Manager, Legal Support
Department of State Growth

Kim Heap

Kim Heap

Associate & Registered Migration Agent
(MARN 1575473)
Dobson Mitchell Allport

Amal Cutler

Amal Cutler

Professional Development Officer & Coordinator
Law Society of Tasmania
Law Faculty, University of Tasmania

Alinta Robinson-Herbert

Alinta Robinson-Herbert

Solicitor
Wallace Wilkinson & Webster

Kaela Williams

Kaela Williams

Lawyer
Dobson Mitchell Allport

Gabby McDonald

Gabby McDonald

Solicitor
Blumers Personal Injury Lawyers

Ali Sawyer

Ali Sawyer

Lawyer
Ogilvie Jennings Lawyers

Linda Kelleher

Linda Kelleher

Senior Lawyer
University of Tasmania

Deidre Tan

Deidre Tan

Emily Stone

Emily Stone

Sarah Holloway

Sarah Holloway

Carey Higgins

Carey Higgins

Amy Burnell

Amy Burnell

Solicitor
Simmons Wolfhagen Lawyers

Georgia Robinson

Georgia Robinson

Alison Van Dongon

Alison Van Dongon

Solicitor
Wallace Wilkinson & Webster

Jessica Sabapathy

Jessica Sabapathy

Criminal Lawyer
Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania (Launc.)

Sarah Tremayne

Sarah Tremayne

Senior Associate
Tremayne Fay Rheinberger

Victoria Veldhuizen

Victoria Veldhuizen

Associate Lawyer
Murdoch Clarke