The Australian legal profession is committed to promoting diversity, equality, respect and inclusion consistent with the principles of justice, integrity, equity and the pursuit of excellence upon which the profession is founded.
We recognise that diversity benefits the legal profession and the community as a whole.
Accordingly, the Australian legal profession and its members:
- treat all people with respect and dignity regardless of sex, sexuality, disability, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or other arbitrary feature
- create and foster equality through a supportive and understanding environment for all individuals to realise their maximum potential regardless of difference
- promote and support a strong and fair legal profession comprising, accommodating, encouraging and respecting a diverse range of individuals and views
- Catalyse Survey: How to engage and retain legal professionals (July 2020)
- Diversity and equality (December 2016)
- Final Directions paper the Law Society’s response to the Women Lawyers of WA 20th Anniversary Review of the 1994 Chief Justice’s Gender Bias Taskforce Review (August 2016). Followed by a summary of actions completed: Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession Working Group: Summary of the Report to Council (July 2019)
- Law Council of Australia’s National Model Gender Equitable Briefing Policy
- Diversity and Equality Charter
- Charter for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession