Preliminary findings from an International Bar Association survey on bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession show that half of all women lawyers have been bullied at work and one in three has been sexually harassed.
The IBA survey is still open and closes on 26 October 2018. However, information on preliminary findings were disclosed at a session at the IBA's Rome conference, the Law Gazette of the Law Society of England and Wales says.
The survey has already received responses from over 5,000 lawyers from 120 jurisdictions.
The New Zealand Law Society's Legal Workplace Environment Survey from 5 April to 1 May 2018 was completed by 3,516 respondents and showed generally similar results, with 31% of women lawyers reporting they had been sexually harassed.