Women in the Legal Profession
The Law Society believes it must take practical steps to address the gender imbalance in leadership roles in the legal profession. Raising awareness of the issues is essential, but so is the development and communication of ways in which individuals and organisations can help to bring about change.
In this section you will find news, information, research, resources, events and organisations of interest to all lawyers, but particularly to women lawyers and employers.
Gender Diversity and Inclusion Charter
The draft ‘Gender Diversity and Inclusion Charter’ has been developed for the legal profession.More Gender Diversity and Inclusion Charter…
Message from the Law Society President
The Law Society recognises that the underrepresentation of women in senior legal roles is a real issue for the profession. We have made the subject of the retention and advancement of women lawyers a key focus.More Message from the Law Society President…
Working Towards Gender Diversity in NZ Law Firms
Download our free report which looks at four practical approaches to achieving greater gender diversity.More Working Towards Gender Diversity in NZ Law Firms…
Women's Advisory Panel
This group was established at the end of 2015. The Law Society’s Board has asked it to consider, develop and implement initiatives which will make a real difference to improving the retention and advancement of women in the legal profession.More Women's Advisory Panel…
Last updated on the 15th September 2017