Association Of Women Lawyers

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  • A person who practices or studies law; an attorney or a counselor
  • (Lawyer (fish)) The burbot (Lota lota), from old french barbot, is the only freshwater gadiform (cod-like) fish. It is also known as mariah, the lawyer, and (misleadingly) eelpout, and closely related to the common ling and the cusk. It is the only member of the genus Lota.
  • (lawyer) a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
  • A lawyer, according to Black's Law Dictionary, is "a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person licensed to practice law.
  • (woman) an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
  • (woman) charwoman: a human female employed to do housework; "the char will clean the carpet"; "I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write"
  • A wife, girlfriend, or lover
  • An adult human female
  • (woman) a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man; "he was faithful to his woman"
  • A female worker or employee

Tan Le
Tan Le
Like these children, Tan Le was a refugee in Malaysia UNHCR/ O.Beroud/ May 1985 Tan Le Profession:Businesswoman, Lawyer Country of Origin:Viet Nam Country of Asylum:Australia Date of birth:1977 Tan Le, the Young Australian of the Year for 1998, is a woman who has achieved academic success while at the same time contributing to her community. Her story is one of talent, perseverance and dedication amidst the struggle of being a refugee. Le's family fled Viet Nam in 1981, surviving five days on a little boat before being picked up by a British oil tanker and deported to a refugee camp in Malaysia. The family stayed several months in the camp before being accepted by Australia as refugees. Arriving in Australia with no possessions or knowledge of English, Le's mother devoted herself to work and learning English in order to provide an education for her children. Despite initial language difficulties, Tan Le demonstrated an outstanding academic record, gaining entrance to the university when she was 16. Growing up in Footscray, Victoria, where she still lives, she devoted her considerable energies and talent to community services. At the age of 15, she joined the Vietnamese Community of Footscray Association, which was established to provide training and find employment for young Vietnamese Australians. Within three years, Le was made President. She proceeded to establish a number of new training and employment initiatives, as well as a programme to provide counselling and refuge for Vietnamese women. Finally, she turned the Footscray Association into the Australian Vietnamese Resource Centre, regarded today as one of the most effective Vietnamese community organisations in Australia. As a student, Le also organised several cultural events that have helped to promote multiculturalism in Melbourne. She mobilised the community to support fund drives for charities, and recorded tapes of Vietnamese newspapers for the Victorian Association for the Blind. Meanwhile, Le was awarded a KPMG Accounting Scholarship in 1997. She graduated with a Commerce and Law degree with honours from Monash University in 1998 and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in early 2000. Her positions include: Member of the Australian Citizenship Council, Member of the Centre of the Mind (Australian National University), Member of 'A Fair Go For All', the National Committee for Human Rights Education in Australia, National Ambassador for Aboriginal Reconciliation, National Ambassador for National Youth Media Awards and Patron of the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development Programme. Le was also appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for Australia to China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Viet Nam in the late 1990s. Subsequently she has travelled to Asia under the sponsorship of the Images of Australia Unit (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade). Le is currently the Chief Commercial Officer of SASme Wireless Communications.
Stewart D. Araon, Antoinette Gallo, and Myron D. Cohen in "The Last LaFayette"
Stewart D. Araon, Antoinette Gallo, and Myron D. Cohen in "The Last LaFayette"
Stewart D. Aaron, Antoinette Gallo, and Myron D. Cohen' star in "The Last Lafayette," a musical comedy performed at the New York City Bar, a lawyers' association. The play, written and directed by Myron D. Cohen, was produced by the association's entertainment committee. Such programs allow attorneys to showcase their theatrical talents, hone their public speaking skills, and promote the cause of legal education. Although the play delighted in wonkish details of medical and legal practice, it made for arresting drama as it tackled the question: how could a man (who later became a woman) drive several miles at night, stop at red lights, break into his father-in-law's home and stab him 20 times, then drive back to his own home--all while in a state of sleep. The next performances will be on Oct. 6, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Lambs Club in New York City and then on Sunday Oct. 10 at 1:30 p.m. at Cold Spring Harbor Library, in Suffolk County, Long Island.

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