Dealing with discrimination missing piece of the puzzle for advancement of women in law

The issue of retaining talent in law, especially women lawyers, relies on workplaces that are committed to dealing with discrimination.

That is the message of Law Society of NSW president Pauline Wright, who last week urged employers to ensure that their organisations do not “tacitly permit or tolerate a culture of sexism, harassment or bullying”.

A panel of eminent women leaders in law discussed similar challenges that the legal profession had to overcome before it could claim there was true equal opportunity for both men and women.

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