Advocate Members

The WLAQ Management Committee has the option of appointing an advocate member.  The criteria for a person being appointed an advocate membership is flexible and not dependent on any one set of terms. There is no requirement for the person to be female, or admitted as a lawyer.  However, the recipient of a advocate membership must have contributed significantly to the advancement of women in the legal profession.

Any person in Queensland’s legal profession may make a recommendation to WLAQ’s Management Committee for consideration of a female as an honorary member.  All enquiries regarding Advocate Membership are to be made to the President by email at

On 27 October 2018, WLAQ conferred its inaugural Advocate Membership to his Honour Judge Marshall Irwin for his longstanding support and ongoing contribution to WLAQ and its efforts.