Which of the following practical measures would you most like to see the Law Council undertake?
(a) General standards of conduct for the legal profession:
i. Mandatory ii. Guiding iii. Including around social events and alcohol.
(b) Best practice guidelines for the legal profession in relation to sexual harassment policies, complaints
processes, procedures, and/or training.
(c) Model sexual harassment policies, which workplaces, law societies and bar associations can adapt.
(d) Model sexual harassment training, which law societies and bar associations can adopt and provide as
continuing professional development training:
i. General ii. Bystander iii. Management response.
(e) Education for the legal profession on sexual harassment to ensure lawyers understand their legal obligation and are aware of what to do to prevent or respond to sexual harassment.
(f) Model clauses, which lawyers and workplaces can adapt and use, and/or accompanying factsheets or
educational materials to inform decision-making in relation to when and if it is appropriate to use nondisclosure
clauses in settlement agreements.
(g) Public statement of intent not to use unfair or unethical non-disclosure agreements, which lawyers and
workplaces can adopt.
(h) Voluntary code for law firms, practices and chambers (or directors, partners and barristers) to adopt, and
provide reports on number of sexual harassment complaints, number of women in senior positions, etc.
(i) Mandatory reporting scheme, which requires law firms, practices and chambers (or directors, partners and
barristers) to provide de-identified data of sexual harassment complaints.
(j) Other, please specify.
(k) None of these are appropriate for the Law Council.