Barristers respond to new briefing targets for women

Attorney-General Christian Porter and Minister for Women Kelly O’Dwyer have prescribed that all Commonwealth entities bound by the Legal Services Directions will be required to make “all reasonable endeavours to brief or select senior female barristers for at least 25 per cent of all briefs and junior female barristers for at least 30 per cent of all briefs”.
“There is more work to be done across the profession to support the briefing of women barristers [but] the Bar is very pleased to see the federal government recognising and supporting the increased representation of women, and we congratulate the Attorney-General and Minister for Women on this initiative.”

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