Sexual harassment of women rife in Australian legal profession, survey finds

Posted: March 11, 2019

More than 70 per cent of female lawyers surveyed in NSW reported being sexually harassed, with many saying they were subject to unwelcome touching, objectification and repeated advances in the … Read Full Story


Posted: April 12, 2017

The new government legislation will force employers to take action on the gender pay gap – and unlocking the job market to flexibility could be the solution, say Timewise CEOs … Read Full Story

The perfect analogy for juggling work-life balance

Posted: February 29, 2016

Lawyers often struggle to keep all the balls in the air when juggling work demands, family, health and hobbies – but remembering what is most essential to well-being can help, … Read Full Story

Flexibility the goal for women lawyers

Posted: April 19, 2015

FEMALE lawyers want a more flexible legal profession so they can better manage their professional and personal commitments, according to a survey of women lawyers. More than a quarter of … Read Full Story

Setting the legal zeitgeist

Posted: February 23, 2015

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has entered its 40th year with around 70 per cent of its recommendations being encoded in law. However, its influence also extends well beyond … Read Full Story

No one is going to develop your career for you

Posted: February 19, 2015

The president of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) told Lawyers Weekly that women in the legal profession should take responsibility for their own career progress. “Very often people talk about … Read Full Story

Firms stiff on flexibility

Posted: January 24, 2014

The head of Women Lawyers Association of NSW (WLANSW) has claimed the profession is failing on the flexibility front after more than a quarter of female lawyers revealed that they … Read Full Story

Fathers will help end discrimination at the Bar

Posted: May 2, 2013

Sydney silk Kylie Nomchong has said the promotion of female barristers will be driven by male colleagues, partners and even judges who have daughters. Nomchong (pictured left), from Denman Chambers, … Read Full Story

Record number of female silks appointed

Posted: October 10, 2012

The NSW Bar Association has announced the largest number of female barristers ever appointed as senior counsel on a single occasion. The NSW Bar Association has announced the largest number … Read Full Story

Report highlights inequality at Bar

Posted: September 6, 2012

A report that shows that less than one in 10 silks is female has prompted a senior barrister to slam continuing discrimination against the briefing of women barristers. Australian Women … Read Full Story

Lawyers have a laugh

Posted: September 6, 2012

Laughter is a powerful tool for dissolving stress, which will improve the experience of being a lawyer, an ex-lawyer and laughter guru told a meeting of the Women Lawyers Association … Read Full Story

Modesty holding women back

Posted: July 19, 2012

A female senior counsel told a roomful of legal dignitaries last night (18 July) that women should not be afraid to highlight their achievements when applying for senior positions. Jane … Read Full Story

Women lawyers concerned over low level of law briefs for female silks

Posted: December 27, 2010

WOMEN lawyers are concerned that only 26pc of barristers briefed by federal government agencies in the past financial year were female. The figure represents a 1.3 per cent decrease from … Read Full Story

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