Women lawyers outnumber men; Indigenous numbers lagging

A new report published by the Law Society of NSW has shed new light on the emerging trends in and makeup of the Australian legal profession.

Despite female lawyers increasing in number and proportion since 2011, data from the Australian Financial Review’s 2019 Law Partnership Survey shows women continue to be underrepresented in leadership levels of the profession. Just 27 per cent of partners in large and medium-sized firms are women, according to that survey.

Source: Women lawyers outnumber men; Indigenous numbers lagging – Law Society Journal

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