Have you signed up for the National Equitable Briefing Policy that was established by the Law Council of Australia? I have. 

This important policy seeks to address the low appearance rates of women advocates in court, and, the pay disparity of women barrister, which has been reported as being as high as 184% in 2016.

The policy is intended to drive cultural change within the legal profession, support the
progression and retention of women barristers and address the significant pay gap and
under representation of women in the superior courts.

The Policy includes interim and long term targets with the ultimate aim of briefing women in at least 30 per cent of all matters and paying 30 per cent of the value of all brief fees by 2020.

Read more and sign up now

 

Posted by Kylie Hillard

Kylie is a barrister at the private bar in Queensland and practices in a variety of areas. Kylie is also the Secretary of the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Subcommittee of the Bar Association of Queensland, is a founding Director of the Asia Pacific Professionals Association, President of Soroptimist International Brisbane, President of Labor Lawyers Queensland, and President of the Forest Lake ALP Branch. Kylie has also held positions including the Chair of National Advocacy for Soroptimist International Australia, and was the Vice-President of the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland for 3 years.