Our Roots. Our Purpose.
Connecting Lawyer Mums is a well-being and professional development support group founded by Lauren Cassimatis in 2018. As an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, mother, and Principal Director of Gallant Law, Lauren wanted to create a supportive space for lawyers, parents and related professionals.
Today, Connecting Lawyer Mums has united over 1000 members who are based all around Australia and the world! Our members include women and all genders from a variety of legal practices and roles including criminal, employment and family lawyers, judges, magistrates, mediators, lacademics and female law students. Each and every one of our members enjoy the benefits of developing relationships with incredible, like-minded women and all genders across the world.
Lauren created Connecting Lawyer Mums in response to her own experiences as a criminal lawyer and mum. As she began to pursue this passion, Lauren heard her story echoed in the experiences of other mothers. Mothers who were trying to juggle parenting and life as a lawyer. Women whose careers were being interrupted because they exercised their right to start a family, take maternity leave, or pursue flexible or part-time work.
Lauren wanted to create a group that offered lawyer mothers and all lawyers practical and emotional support to preserve and bolster their careers and overall happiness.
Connecting lawyer Mums is dedicated to offering the most robust support possible for fellow lawyers.
Our Message for Women in Law and all professionals
"As a parent, you can sometimes doubt yourself and your skills, both as a parent and as a lawyer. It’s important to be able to share your experiences with others in the same situation and to support and empower each other. There are stresses unique to working in a profession that often involves traumatic and challenging matters. It can affect you emotionally, so it’s great to be able to share that experience as well. You are not alone." Lauren
Professional Development Events For Lawyers and Professionals
Our professional development events are designed for solicitors, barristers, judges, students, and all other women in law and all genders. Informative, relaxed and interactive, our events offer advice and insights that will help you feel better about yourself as an individual, a parent, and a professional.
Make Lifelong Connections With Fellow Barristers and Lawyers
By enhancing your professional networks with Connecting Lawyer Mums, you can increase your chances of career elevation and long-term happiness. But supporting each other is about more than just developing our careers. Connecting Lawyer Mums also focuses on connecting female barristers, lawyers, and legal professionals on a personal level.
Through our group, you will meet like-minded women and all genders and have the opportunity to form friendships. Get to know inspirational, supportive people who can relate to your situation and truly understand what work-life balance means to you!
Resources and Support for Lawyers
Take advantage of our online resources, including our safe and private online forum where professionals from across the country can chat to each other. Join Connecting Lawyer Mums today to start connecting with like-minded legal specialists, women, all genders and parents.
Supporting Young Lawyers and Experienced Solicitors Alike
From young lawyers to Criminal Law Specialists, we are a welcoming, supportive community for all. Sign up on our website today to access our resources and be notified about our exciting events!
You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn!