Queensland Law Society

Model Equal Opportunity Briefing Policy

In most Western Countries today the same amount of women and men are graduating from law, however there remains a disparity between women and men in the rates of retention and seniority within the legal profession.1  The Queensland Law Society has joined numerous other Law Societies and Bar Associations across the nation in endorsing the Law Council of Australia Model Equal Opportunity Briefing Policy for Female Barristers and Advocates. The Policy aims to optimise the full use of the Independent Bar and opportunities for practice development of all counsel. Queensland legal practitioners are encouraged to review the material and consider implementing the policy in their practices.

1. Bartlett, F 2008, Model advocates or a model for change?  The model equal opportunity briefing policy as affirmative action, Melbourne University Law Review, retrieved 15 March 2010,<http://www3.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/MULR/2008/12.html>.