Your well-being. Your career.

At Criminal Law Mums, Australia, we are dedicated to boosting the well-being, confidence and careers of criminal lawyer mums and related professionals throughout Australia. Attend our informative and fun events; seek and give support in our safe and private online forum; access our helpful resources; connect with like-minded women and develop your professional relationships. We are all-inclusive and membership is free.

You are an amazing mother and lawyer.

You deserve to have it all. You can have it all.



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.

Criminal Law Mums presently has over 450 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.

“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.” Lauren

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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Making A Difference

Criminal Law Mums is in the business of changing and shaping lives. We make sure our members feel empowered through invaluable and memorable experiences and opportunities.



Your network is your net worth

Our goal is to create great opportunities for women in the criminal law and related professions to boost their professional connections and presence. With access to the right contacts and networks, you can become inspired and gain the confidence and motivation to achieve your career dreams. Sign up today to receive invites to all of our exciting events!


Make yourself a priority once in a while. It’s not selfish. It’s necessary. 

Our mission is to support you on your personal and professional journey through fun and inspirational development sessions. Our guest speakers often include Judges, Senior Counsel, employment lawyers, children’s and women’s health experts. We ensure our sessions cover many of the issues unique to us lawyer mums. Contact us to learn more about our upcoming events and feel free to nominate a topic if there’s a particular area you’d like us to explore. 


Community over competition 

Our members understand the unique pressures of being a lawyer and a mum. We all experience those conflicting and fluctuating feelings of guilt, self-doubt, love, joy and determination. So if you want to vent, laugh or seek guidance, join our safe and caring community. Whether you’ve had a rough day at Court, experiencing discrimination at work, wanting a career change, missing your kids, wanting to start a family, earned a promotion, scored that jury verdict you worked so hard for, or simply have a hilarious story to share (the list goes on and on), our community is compassionate and here to support you.


Knowledge is power

With access to the right resources, you can amplify your own abilities and gain the confidence and knowledge to overcome obstacles and achieve your dreams. Via our email subscription and social media channels we provide materials relevant to career growth, parenting, personal well-being and your rights as an employee, employer or self-employed. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

You deserve it all. You can have it all.




Get in touch with Criminal Law Mums to learn more about our community and how you can get involved.


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