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IBA project looks at priorities and concerns of young lawyers

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The International Bar Association has launched a research project aimed at assisting young legal professionals as they progress through their career.

The survey is intended to gain insight into the priorities and concerns of young lawyers across the globe. The IBA says determining the factors that affect young lawyers’ decisions to move workplaces is a crucial part of the research project. Available in English and Spanish, the Young Lawyers Survey is anonymous.

“Young lawyers’ experiences in the early years of their careers undoubtedly plays a role in their future, not only in the workplace but in the sector they choose, and the legal profession as a whole,” says IBA President, Horacio Bernardes Neto.

“Reflection is a key part of any development process and the data gathered by this survey will give us a greater understanding of how, as a profession, we can drive forward positive change. I urge all those who are eligible to participate in the survey to do so, and to encourage friends, family and colleagues to join them.”

The survey is open to all legal professionals aged 40 or under. All the questions are related to issues affecting young lawyers, including factors influencing a decision to move workplaces, impacts on career progression, and the effect of technology and artificial intelligence in the workplace.

Workplace bullying, sexual harassment and mental health are covered in the survey as part of the IBA’s continued commitment to addressing these issues in the legal profession. Those taking part are also invited to share their experiences concerning the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

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