2019 Law Firm Comparison Project

It’s not about the women – firms should be examining their structure and culture

In 2018 WLANSW called on the legal profession to expedite the advancement of women in private practice in the profession by committing to a number of concrete measures including setting targets for partner admission, undertaking regular gender remuneration analysis, and encouraging men to take up parental leave and flexible work arrangements.

The WLANSW 2019 Law Firm Comparison report, now in its 7th year is based on analysis of data from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency and other public sources. The report shows that the firms that have adopted some of these measures are making progress on gender equality, and although it is slow, there has been improvement over time in the number of firms with higher female partner percentages.

The Guide, Report and 2019 Comparison table can be accessed on the WLANSW website –



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Legal profession adopts targets to help erode gender bias

by Sue Gilchrist and Courtney Robertson and Larissa Andelman

Women make up the majority of the legal profession and for the past 20 years have been consistently entering it at a higher rate than men.


In conversation with Fiona McLeod SC, 31 October 2019

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2019 WLANSW SubCommittees. Get involved!

Please contact our office for further details if you would like to contribute and get involved.
– Workplace Practices
– Events
– Diversity
– Welcome to the Law
– Communication
– Newcastle Chapter
– Wollongong Chapter
– Penrith Chapter

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Charter for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession

The Charter is designed to promote and support strategies to retain women in the profession over the course of their careers and encourage and promote their career progression into senior executive and management positions. Click here for more details and to sign up.

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The Women Lawyer’s Association of NSW is on social media! Join us!

Join us on social media networks to stay engaged with our members, and informed of upcoming events and news.

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Registered Charity Tick

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has developed the Tick of Charity Registration (the Registered Charity Tick) for registered charities to show the public that they are registered with the ACNC. The Registered Charity Tick aims to give reassurance to the public that registered charities are transparent and accountable by highlighting their presence on the ACNC Charity Register.  Please click here for the ACNC registration details of the Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW Inc.

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Diversity and Equality Charter

LawCouncil_Diversity_Equality_logoDiverse and inclusive legal workplaces help to build a strong and respected legal profession. A major step towards this goal has been the development of a Diversity and Equality Charter, which organisations now have the opportunity to adopt. We encourage you to join us in supporting and adopting the Charter. Please click here for further information

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