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Deborah Kliger appointed President of VWL

Thursday March 12, 2020

Deborah Kliger appointed President of VWL

The Principals and Staff at Hicks Oakley Chessell Williams congratulate Deborah Kliger, Associate in our Wills & Estates team, on her appointment as President of Victorian Women Lawyers (“VWL”).


VWL is the peak representative body of women lawyers in Victoria. VWL provides a network for social interaction, education and reform within the legal profession and broader community. As President, Deborah oversees a host of events and projects including submissions to government for law reform.

Earlier this month, VWL hosted its flagship International Women’s Day event in honour of Dame Roma Mitchell: the first Australian woman to be appointed Queen’s Counsel, judge, chancellor of an Australian university and State Governor. We were pleased to see Deborah in her element, speaking before an audience of 230 guests including members of the judiciary and heads of other legal bodies.  

We commend Deborah on her leadership qualities and wish her a successful year ahead.

(HOCW staff at the International Women's Day event in honour of Dame Roma Mitchell:  pictured left to right: Kate Williams, Irina Watson, Nicolle Ang, Deborah Kliger, Lachlan Vallance, Chimene Vaughan and Vincent Caruso.)