Working to improve diversity and inclusion is not only the right thing to do, it is critical to the success and sustainability of the legal profession. The Law Society's current focus is gender equality, which is part of its broader work programme on diversity in the legal profession.
The Law Society encourages all legal workplaces to sign up to its Gender Equality Charter. While the charter focuses on women in the legal profession, some charter commitments are relevant to other aspects of diversity. We have developed some guidelines to help anyone who signs up to meet charter commitments.
We can all take action to improve the culture of the legal profession. Whether you're a senior partner, a general counsel or junior lawyer, here are some practical tools and resources to help you.
Gender equality is vital for legal workplaces looking to grow, meet the needs of clients, recruit the best talent and stay innovative in a fast changing environment.
There are a number of local women lawyer groups around New Zealand who reqularly hold events.
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