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About Criminal Law Mums

Our Roots. Our Purpose.

Criminal Law Mums is a well-being and professional development support group for criminal lawyer mums and related professionals, founded in 2018 by Lauren Cassimatis, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist and Principal Director of Gallant Law.

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Criminal Law Mums presently has
over 650 members based Australia-wide

Our members include women from a variety of legal practices and roles including criminal, employment and family lawyers, judges, magistrates, mediators and legal lecturers. Our members are enjoying the benefits of developing relationships with incredible, like-minded women throughout Australia.

Lauren created Criminal Law Mums in response to her own experiences as a criminal lawyer mum and after hearing stories of other mothers juggling parenting and life as a lawyer and women’s careers being interrupted because they exercised their rights to start a family, take maternity leave and/or work part-time or flexibly. Lauren wanted to create a group that offered lawyer mothers practical and emotional support to preserve and bolster their careers and overall happiness.

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As a mum you can sometimes doubt yourself and your skills as a mother and as a lawyer, so 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.

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Our professional development events
are designed to be informative, relaxed
and interactive.

You will take away advice and insights that will help you feel better about yourself as an individual, a parent and a professional.

Through our group you will meet and even form friendships with inspirational, like-minded women who understand you and can relate to the juggle and need for work/life balance! By enhancing your professional networks you increase your chances of career elevation and long-term happiness.

Sign up on our website today to access our resources and be notified about our exciting events!

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