Pilot testing for the Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW (WLANSW) Career Intentions Survey commenced August 2012, with a summary report of findings released at the launch event 11th April 2013.Please click here to view the Photo Gallery from the event. Please click here to view the Report. Despite an increasing number of women undertaking legal studies, there still remains a disappointingly small number of women reaching senior positions in all sectors of law and business. For further information: Please click here for the Press Release 2 August 2012; click here for the Press Release 12 April 2013. Please click here for the WLANSW Career Intentions Subcommittee’s letter of introduction and request for support and Sponsorship Proposal.
The Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW (WLANSW) Career Intentions Survey is the first study in Australia with the capacity to measure and address the effectiveness of initiatives targeting diversity, retention of talent, and leadership in the legal profession. 1,403 law graduates from all university law schools and the College of Law in NSW participated in the survey. 61% proposed to practise as a lawyer, 28% were not sure whether to practise as a lawyer and 11% did not intend to practise as a lawyer.
The Career Intentions Survey Final Report was launched on 30th July 2015 at the Union University & Schools Club Sydney, with sponsors, distinguished guests, members and colleagues. The Honourable Acting Justice Jane Mathews AO, Patron of WLANSW, was the keynote speaker. Please click here for the Press Release. Please click here for Justice Mathew’s speech. Please click here to download the Career Intentions Survey Final Report (please note: this file is 9.9mb – it may take a while to see on screen, you may choose instead to right-click and download the file to view offline).