Profession pushes for advancement of women lawyers

The “Gender Equitable Engagement and Instruction Policy” initiative, spearheaded by the New Zealand Law Society (NZLS) and the New Zealand Bar Association (NZBA), aims to have at least 30% of court proceedings, arbitral proceedings, and major regulatory investigations led by women lawyers with relevant expertise by 1 December 2018. The policy has received the support of top firms, and some clients have also come on board.

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