The Law Society has established a new Diversity and Inclusion Committee, comprising members of the Law Society who represent a wide cross section of the profession.
The role of the Committee is to promote diversity, equality and inclusion in the legal profession, in particular by progressing initiatives to ensure the equality of opportunity for all members of the profession, regardless of race, ethnicity, heritage, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status.
Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession: The Business Case
The Law Society has developed the first comprehensive business case for diversity and inclusion for law firms and organisations that employ legal practitioners in NSW.
The business case provides a rationale for why diversity and inclusion are important and identifies specific areas in which having a diverse and inclusive culture can improve the performance of a law firm or organisation. It also provides practical tips for law firms and organisations to consider when adopting a strategy for enhancing diversity and inclusion.
Click here for a copy of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession: The Business Case.