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

Jessica Sabapathy

Jessica Sabapathy

President

Criminal Lawyer
Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania (Launc.)

Aurora Kostezky

Aurora Kostezky

Vice President

Senior Associate
Ogilvie Jennings

Gabby McDonald

Gabby McDonald

Membership Officer

Solicitor
Blumers Personal Injury Lawyers

General Members

Amy Burnell

Amy Burnell

Solicitor
Simmons Wolfhagen Lawyers

Alison Van Dongon

Alison Van Dongon

Solicitor
Wallace Wilkinson & Webster

Sarah Mead

Sarah Mead

Senior Associate
Tremayne Fay Rheinberger

Jenna Madden

Jenna Madden

Georgia Robinson

Georgia Robinson

Kim Heap

Kim Heap

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

Kaela Krushka

Kaela Krushka

Senior Associate
Dobson Mitchell Allport

Rebecca Irwin

Rebecca Irwin

Emily Stone

Emily Stone

Zoey Donnellan

Zoey Donnellan

Lawyer
Simmons Wolfhagen

Alinta Robinson-Herbert

Alinta Robinson-Herbert

Solicitor
Tremayne Fay Rheinberger

Ali Sawyer

Ali Sawyer

Lawyer
Women’s Legal Service Tasmania

Sarah Holloway

Sarah Holloway

Verity Dawkins

Verity Dawkins

Evelyn Wardrop

Evelyn Wardrop

Lawyer
Women’s Legal Service Tasmania

Lakshmi Sundram

Lakshmi Sundram

Safe at Home Lawyer
Southern Regional Prosecution Service

Linda Kelleher

Linda Kelleher

Senior Lawyer
University of Tasmania

Deidre Tan

Deidre Tan

Lillian King Roberts

Lillian King Roberts

Lawyer
Women’s Legal Service Tasmania

Masika Morris

Masika Morris

Lawyer
Women’s Legal Service Tasmania