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Commitment to tackle cultural crisis within legal profession

A comprehensive survey of the New Zealand legal profession shows nearly one third of female lawyers have been sexually harassed during their working life and more than half of all lawyers have been bullied at some time in their working life. The New Zealand Law Society commissioned Colmar Brunton to carry…

Law Society plans changes to regulatory process for lawyers accused of inappropriate behaviour

The New Zealand Law Society is planning a number of changes to the processes for reporting and taking action on sexual harassment and bullying in the legal profession. These include: New rules for lawyers which specifically require high personal and professional standards with specific reference to sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination and other…
Are we doing enough? The global scale of bullying and sexual harassment in legal workplaces

Are we doing enough? The global scale of bullying and sexual harassment in legal workplaces

There’s no magic bullet when it comes to achieving cultural change in the global legal profession. A step inciting a change, is precisely that – just one step, says International Bar Association (IBA) Senior Legal Advisor Kieran Pender. The IBA launched its “Us Too? Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal…

The 2018 Legal Workplace Environment Survey

The most comprehensive research carried out on the legal profession environment shows that nearly one-third of female lawyers have been sexually harassed during their working life. More than half of all lawyers have been bullied at some time in their working life. The survey was released on 30 May 2018. Of…

Letter from Kathryn Beck to all New Zealand lawyers

This is the text of an email letter sent by New Zealand Law Society President Kathryn Beck to every lawyer who holds a New Zealand practising certificate (13,281 based in New Zealand and 784 based overseas at 25 May 2018). The text of the letter is also included in the…
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